About

“It is my desire to create something beautiful and touching which will transport people to a place of kindness and gentleness.”

— Barrett Cobb

Barrett Cobb enjoys a multi-faced career in arts. She has appeared as a vocal soloist in opera, oratorio, and recital with many groups in the United States and Europe, including the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, the Paris Choral Society, the National Chorale, the Sine Nominee Singers and Orchestra, and the Orchester Landesteater Dessau. She is the alto soloist on the Sine Nomine Singers’ recording of Handel’s Israel in Egypt, on the Newport Classic label. Her singing has been described in the New York Times as “deeply moved and moving.”

Ms. Cobb’s prize-winning watercolors have been exhibited in three one-woman shows and several group shows in New York City. She created projections for the Brooklyn Repertory Opera’s productions of Orfeo ed Eurydice and Ariadne auf Naxos. She studied painting at the Aegean Center for the Arts in Paros, Greece; the American Academy of Design, in New York; and privately with Alice Meyer Wallace, Wade Schuman, Jane Morris Pack, and Jack Stewart.


Ms. Cobb has served as principal flutist with numerous orchestras, among them the American Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Orchestra, and the Orquesta Sinfonia de Colombia. She has been featured as the soloist in concerti with many orchestras and has toured the United States extensively under the auspices of Columbia Artists Management. She was a founding member of the award-winning Quintet of the Americas.


Ms. Cobb began composing in 2016. Her compositions have been performed at Theater La Mama, the Donnell Library Center, Waterside Hall (Adamant, Vermont), the Manor Club Concert Series, Flatbush-Tompkins Congregational Church, and the Church of the Good Shepherd.

Ms. Cobb writes for the New York Concert Review. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory and her Masters of Musical Arts degree from Yale.

 

Vocal Resumé

Oratorio/Concerts with Orchestra

Elijah (Mendelssohn) — Alto Soloist — Paris Choral Society
Magnificat (Bach) — Alto Soloist — Brooklyn Philharmonic
Songs of Innocence and Experience (Bolcom) — Alto in Solo Sextet — Brooklyn Philharmonic
Israel in Egypt (Handel) — Alto Soloist — Sine Nomine Singers and Orchestra
Utrecht Te Deum (Handel) — Alto Soloist — Orchestra des Landesteater Dessau
Magnificat (Bach) — Alto Soloist — AIMS Orchestra
Die Zauberflote, Act I — Third Lady — AIMS Orchestra

Opera

Salome — Herodias — Amici Opera
Romeo et Juliette — Gertrude — Empire State Opera
Cavalleria Rusticana — Mamma Lucia — Brooklyn Repertory Opera
The Veil of Forgetfulness — Azenora (created the role) — Brooklyn Repertory Opera
Ariadne auf Naxos — Dryade — Brooklyn Repertory Opera
Little Red Riding Hood — Mother/Grandmother — Opera on the Go
Il Trovatore — Azucena — New York Opera Forum
I Puritani — Enrichetta — Opera Nova
The Beggar’s Opera — Mrs. Trapes — Hell’s Kitchen Opera
Madama Butterfly — Suzuki — New York Opera Forum

Flute Resumé

Principal Flute

Orquesta Sinfonica de Colombia
Royal Winnipeg Ballet
Amercan Chamber Orchestra
Lubo Opera
Opera North
Bel Canto Opera

Soloist in Concerti

Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Willis Page, conductor — Ballade, Frank Martin
Brevard Symphony, James C. Pfohl, conductor — Concerto in G Major, Mozart,
American Chamber Orchestra, Charles Barker — Ballade, Frank Martin
Westchester Chamber Orchestra, Jens Nygaard, conductor — Piccolo Concerto in C, Vivaldi
Contreras Chamber Orchestra: Jose Contreras, conductor — Suite in B Minor, Bach
Orquesta Sinfonica de Colombia: Bruce Wright, conductor — Tres Canciones, Alfredo Aragon

Chamber Music

Quintet of the Americas, founding member
hundreds of concerts throughout North and South America