Canadian baritone and Ensemble Studio graduate Peter Barrett returns to the COC as Harlequin in Ariadne auf Naxos after reprising the role of Baritone 1 in the COC’s production of Stravinsky’s The Nightingale & Other Short Fables at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Other roles with the COC include Marcello in La Bohème, Prince Yamadori in Madama Butterfly, Lieutenant Colonel Denisov and General Rayevsky in War and Peace, Šapkin in From the House of the Dead, Le Dancaïre in Carmen, Papageno in The Magic Flute, Nick in The Handmaid’s Tale, Sid in Albert Herring and the Mandarin in Turandot. Mr. Barrett recently made his Metropolitan Opera debut performing the role of Dr. Malatesta in Don Pasquale. He sang the King in Transformations at the Wexford Festival, Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Opera Lyra Ottawa, the Shepherd in Daphne with Pacific Opera Victoria and Marcello with Minnesota Opera, Hamilton Opera and the Newfoundland Symphony. Mr. Barrett’s awards include the Galaxy Rising Star at the CBC National Competition for Young Performers for most promising young artist.