Natalie Barrens | Soprano | BIO
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A native of Albuquerque, Natalie Barrens, received her Bachelor’s degree in Music from Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts and her Master’s degree in Vocal Performance from The City University of New York’s Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music. Ms. Barrens debuted the Role of Sarah, a slave woman, in Norton, A Civil War Opera, by composer David Chavez with Loudoun Lyric Opera, a work commissioned by the Virginia Commission for the Arts. She also reprised her role as Sarah in Norton at a performance at The Chautauqua Institute, as part of the Heritage Lecture series. She was featured in the DC Reads production of Reading Lolita in Tehran, a new opera by composer Elizabeth Mehl Greene. She has performed the role of Tituba in Robert Ward’s The Crucible where she worked with Mr. Ward, the Second Lady (Die Zauberflöte), as well as part of the Second Prisoner in the North American premiere of Bruno Rigacci’s Ecuba, she has also performed the roles of Oberto (Alcina) and Illia (Idomeneo) in the California Music Festival. Ms Barrens varying range of roles includes Sally Brown in You're A Good Man Charlie Brown to Lakmé and Fiordiligi. 
While in the Washington D.C. area Ms. Barrens was a performing member member of The Friday Morning Music Club and a founding member of The 7 Sopranos (now known as Sopranessence). She also appeared with the Opus 40 Ensemble in a concert series of music for soprano, piano and french horn, and was a member of the Southwest Chamber Music Society. 

As a soloist in oratorio and choral masterworks, Ms. Barrens has been a featured soloist in Mozart’s Requiem, Brahms’ German Requiem, Faure’s Requiem, John Rutter’s Requiem, Carl Freidrich Graun’s Der Tod Jesu, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, and Handel’s Messiah.  In 2014 she was a featured soloist at the Riverside Church for the installation of Rev. Dr. Amy Butler. Ms. Barrens recently made her solo debut with the New Mexico Symphonic Chorus. She currently resides in her native Albuquerque. 

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