Rebecca editBethany loves musical theater because it encompasses such a wide variety of styles of singing! From the semi-classical sounds of Phantom of the Opera to the rock stylings of Rent, she loves the opportunity to use a plethora of musical idioms to tell captivating stories. Acting also takes center stage in musicals, which allows her to put her experience in straight theater to work. Some of her favorite roles have included the Witch in Sondheim’s Into the Woods, Aldonza/Dulcinea in Leigh’s The Man of La Mancha and Donna/Oolie in Coleman’s City of Angels. She is also currently performing in musical gala shows all over Germany, singing such highlights as “Defying Gravity” from Wicked, “Don’t Cry for me Argentina” from Evita and “Rebecca” from Rebecca (pictured left).

Audio Samples:

“You Can Always Count on Me” from City of Angels

“On My Own” from Les Miserables

“The Last Midnight” from Into the Woods 

Video Clips:

“Ooh, My Feet!” as Cleo in the IU Opera Theater production of Loesser’s The Most Happy Fella

“The Girl in 14 G” by Jeanine Tesori onboard the MS Ryndam

Praise for Bethany’s musical theater singing:

“Bethany Barber won great acclaim as the wicked witch, particularly for the scorching ending of her performance of ‘Defying Gravity’ from the musical Wicked.”

“Bethany Barber’s performance of “Don’t Cry for me Argentina” (Evita) was very expressive and wonderfully in tune, which was rewarded with numerous cries of “Bravo!” from the audience.”

-Ilona Brombacher, Rhein Zeitung Idar-Oberstien Birkenfeld

 

Classical                    Pop/Rock/Jazz