EDWARD BARNES                   Producer-Composer





EDWARD BARNES is an award-winning composer and producer, with more than 30 theatrical productions to his credit.  The recipient of a Guggeheim Fellowship and winner of the Stephen Sondheim Award for “the creation of innovative musical theater,” Edward is a graduate of the Juilliard School, with additional studies at the Dartington Hall School in Great Britain and the Commercial Theater Institute in New York.  His original operas and musicals have been presented nationally and internationally by the L.A. Opera, Mark Taper Forum, American Repertory Theater, Houston Grand Opera Opera Company of the Philippines, Scottish National Opera, Seattle Opera, Minnesota Opera, George Street Playhouse, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, the Prince Theater, Children’s Theater Company of Minneapolis, and many more. Edward has been a resident artist at the Ucross Foundation (Wyoming), Fundación Valparaíso (Spain), and the Instituto Sacatar (Brazil), and was the founding director of The Metro Ensemble, an opera-fusion performing troupe based in Los Angeles. 


Producing credits include Tracy Letts’ play, Superior Donuts, on Broadway, You Are Here for NyLon Fusion Collective off-Broadway, A Christmas Carol for SiriusXM Radio and Night Kitchen Radio Theater, Ricky Ian Gordon’s A Coffin In Egypt for Lincoln Center’s American Songbook, and productions at Paseo La Plaza theater in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  He has served as Managing Director of American Lyric Theater, Producing Director of MasterVoices, and Executive Director of Gotham Chamber Opera. 


He is currently the COO of African Parks Foundation, a non-profit which protects and manages national parks in Africa, while additionally leading seminars on musical theater, rock-n-roll, jazz and other popular music at RoundTable Cultural Seminars in New York. 



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