Daryl Barclay

Geelong-born tenor Daryl Barclay studied voice with Dame Joan Hammond in the early 1980s, and since then has sung many times in opera, operetta, oratorio, and on the concert platform. In 2003, he undertook principal roles in La Traviata and The Magic Flute for Melbourne Opera in its highly successful inaugural season. Daryl sings regularly with local orchestras in a wide variety of repertoire including Verdi’s Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Handel’s Messiah, and Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings. He holds a Doctorate in Education, a Master’s Degree in Theology and five other tertiary qualifications including the Licentiate Diploma in Singing. Over the past decade he has been engaged as language coach in French, Italian and German for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus. In more recent times, he has ventured into Wagnerian repertoire for More Than Opera under the direction of David Kram. Daryl is currently Choral and Vocal Coordinator at St Kevin’s College Toorak, and Assistant Head of English. He also lectures regularly in VCE English for The School for Excellence.