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Michael Barry

B.Ed PG Cert PG Dip

Michael Barry is Director of Theatre Studies at the prestigious Birmingham Conservatoire, now part of Birmingham City University. He joined the Conservatiore in 2000 as a Lecturer in Acting and Movement to post and undergraduates in the department of Vocal & Operatic Studies.

Michael is also an accomplished freelance theatre Director and Choreographer and has been used as a dramaturg on many occasions. His experience ranges from opera, to musical theatre, to comedy and high drama.

Michael continues his own studies which began at the University of Dijon into Renaissance and Baroque movement.


"...brilliant visual masterstroke"
Opera Magazine

"intelligent direction from Michael Barry...constantly throwing the emphasis on well-delivered text"
Opera Magazine

"imaginative Michael Barry...clarity... subtle details in the plot..."
Birmingham Post

"...inspired direction by Michael Barry" Sheffield Evening Telegraph - Buxton Opera Festival