Peter Barton - Baritone & Senior Advisor
University of Southern Carolina
Baritone Peter Barton has appeared with the Amalfi Coast Music Festival as Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Marcello in La Bohème, and Germont in La Traviata.
Mr. Barton trained in opera, music and drama at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Texas at Austin. He has been involved in recital work, musical theater and opera in the Washington DC area for over 20 years. He performed with the Washington Opera Society for five seasons, the Maryland Opera for three seasons and has given numerous recitals. Major roles include: Germont in La Traviata, Figaro in Barbiere di Siviglia, Malatesta in Don Pasquale, Marcello in La Bohème, Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana, Ravenal in Showboat, Tommy in Brigadoon, Billy Bigelow in Carousel and the Pirate King in Pirates of Penzance .
In the business, technology and finance world, Peter has extensive experience in the private, non-profit and government arenas. He has worked for the Big Six, as a manager with Price Waterhouse in their Financial Services practice; the Banking industry with Fannie Mae, Riggs Bank and The Export Import Bank of the U.S.; the non-profit sector with The George Washington University where he is currently Manager of their Data Warehouse initiative and Georgetown University where he directed all performing arts programs and taught classes in vocal performance and theater. He was instrumental in establishing an Artist in Residence program, which brought prominent musicians and artists to the university community.