Colombian tenor Pedro Barrera, born in Barranquilla, moved to the United States in 2017 after receiving a full scholarship to do his Master's degree at the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music.
Originally classified as a baritone, Barrera started transitioning to tenor in 2019. His tenor debut was that same year as Gherardo in Gianni Schicchi, and later on he played Goro in Madama Butterfly, both performances took place at the Newman Center For The Performing Arts. In 2016 in Colombia, Barrera performed baritone roles with Opera de Colombia including the Second Prisoner in Fidelio, Norton in La Cambiale di Matrimonio, and was also the baritone soloist for Duruflé’s Requiem with the Bogota Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. Barrera was a national finalist of the Bogotá Philharmonic Orchestra Singing Competition in 2015 and 2016.
Recent performances in the United States include Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni in June if 2023 with Camerata Bardi - Teatro Grattacielo, Vitellozzo in Lucrezia Borgia with New Amsterdam Opera in New York City, as well as Gastone in La Traviata with New Jersey Lyric Opera.