Barbara Honn earned her BME and MM degrees in Music from WSU. Ms. Honn, soprano, has
performed extensively in opera houses and concert halls throughout Europe and the
During her singing career, Honn appeared in the opera houses of Germany, Portugal,
Spain, Hungary, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands and the United States.
A few of the roles she has sung to critical acclaim are: Donna Anna, Don Giovanni; Amelia, Un Ballo in Maschera; Ariadne, Ariadne auf Naxos; Marie, Wozzeck; and Elizabeth, Tannhäuser.
A recipient of the West Deutscher Rundfunk Award, she has been heard in radio performances
of the Verdi Requiem, Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem, Dvorak’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Symphony
No. 9, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 and Symphony No. 8 (Symphony of a Thousand). She was also awarded the Rheinisches Westfallen Medale die Kunst.
Honn has served as director of the Grandin Festival, an annual vocal and instrumental
chamber music festival in Cincinnati. She has been a voice faculty member of many
summer, apprenticeship and university programs, including the Israel Vocal Arts Institute
in Tel Aviv, Israel; L’Opera Bastille in Paris, France; The American Institute of
Musical Studies in Graz, Austria; Lucca Opera Theater in Lucca, Italy; The Institute
of Vocal Arts in Chiari, Italy; Canta in Italia in Florence, Italy; Instituto Superiore del Arte in Buenos Aires, Argentina; The Academy of Vocal Arts
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Bel Canto Northwest in Portland, Oregon; Westminster
Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey; Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas;
The University of Texas in Austin, Texas; Glimmerglass Opera in New York; and has
also given many master classes, concerts, and recitals worldwide.
Honn’s students are teaching in universities and conservatories in the United States,
Puerto Rico, Korea, Spain, China, Canada and Belgium. She also has students performing
in opera houses around the world, including The Metropolitan Opera, Houston Grand
Opera, Florida Grand Opera, San Francisco Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, the Spoleto
Festival in the United States and in Italy, Hamburg Staatsoper, Cologne Opernhaus,
Frankfurter Opernhaus, Vienna Staatsoper, London’s Covent Garden, and Milan’s La Scala.