Festival Artist

BARBARA FUSCO-SPERA – mezzo-soprano

Barbara Fusco-Spera, Mezzo-Soprano, a native of Long Island, is a member of the Voice Faculty at LIU Post where she maintains a full voice studio. She enjoys an active freelance career as a soloist in and around the Tri-State area, and has performed throughout the United States, Canada, South America, Europe and Africa. Ms. Fusco-Spera has sung roles with the Center for Contemporary Opera, Opera on the Sound, West End Opera, and the Wagner Training Center In New York where she recently worked under the baton of David Gilbert in Wagner’s “Die Walkurie” as Grimgerde, and Dryade in Strauss’s “Ariadne auf Naxos”. Her orchestral appearances include the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, the Adirondack Festival Orchestra at Saranac Lake, the Brooklyn Philharmonic and at Alice Tully Hall under the direction of Robert Craft. She is a regular soloist of the acclaimed Musica Viva of New York and is a featured soloist on the Sunday Morning Broadcast of the All Souls Unitarian service on WQXR. She has been the Mezzo soloist in such works as the Verdi Requiem, performed at the Tilles Center in Brookville, Bach's St. Matthews Passion, the Brahms Alto Rhapsody, Rossini's Messe Solennelle, and The Mozart Requiem to name a few. Her Festival credits include the LIU Post Chamber Music Festival, and Songe D’ete in Quebec, Canada where she teaches voice and performs as a soloist. In addition to LIU Post, Ms. Fusco-Spera also maintains her own private Voice Studio on Eastern Long Island.