British bass-baritone Dominic Barrand is a member of the Royal Opera Chorus, which he joined in 2012. His solo roles for the Company include Servant to the Doge (I due Foscari), Messenger (La traviata) and Waiter (Der Rosenkavalier). In the 2019/20 Season he sings Ensemble/Waiter Guest (Death in Venice) and Messenger.
Barrand was born in Nottingham and studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He has appeared for UK opera companies including Opera Holland Park and D’Oyly Carte Opera, and at the Aldeburgh Festival. His operatic repertory includes Leporello (Don Giovanni), Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte), Doctor Dulcamara (L’elisir d’amore), Ferrando (Il trovatore), Ramfis (Aida), Méphistophélès (Faust) and Baron Scarpia (Tosca).
Barrand’s concert repertory includes Haydn’s Creation, Brahms’s Liebeslieder Waltzes, Stanford’s Songs of the Fleet, Finzi’s In terra pax and Vaugham Williams’s Fantasia on Christmas Carols.
Rosie Aldridge as Russian Nanny in Death in Venice, The Royal Opera
Dominic Barrand by Sven Arnstein
Production photo of Death in Venice, The Royal Opera
Colin Judson, Amanda Baldwin, Dominic Barrand, ByeongMin Gil, Fleur Hinchcliffe, Rosie Aldridge and Mathew Prichard in rehearsal for Death in Venice, The Royal Opera