Barbara Mantini is a powerful and versatile vocalist, actor, producer and vocal coach with a professional career spanning over 30 years. She is best known as one of “Mantini Sisters”, a singing trio who have performed across Canada and the United States in their own productions.
Currently, Barbara has been focusing on her jazz repertoire and performs at jazz clubs, festivals and is working on her upcoming jazz CD Maybe Someday, which is due to be released this spring. As well as jazz, she is a classical soprano and musical theatre artist. Her professional theatre credits include Nine, The Music Man, “Nunsense”, “Oliver”, “Mikado”, “Anne of Green Gables” to name a few. Barbara is also a voice over artist and can be heard in the animated cartoons “The Busy World of Richard Scarry”, “Rupert”, “Babar-The Movie”, “Marvin the Tap Dancing Horse” and Bad Dog.
When not performing, Barbara is a professor in the Acting for Film and Television program at Niagara College.
Barbara Mantini was all class...Broadway World
Dynamic Barbara...has the most powerful, beautiful voice... a masterful performance that is simply spine tingling....Waterloo Region Record
Sweeping the crowd into the moment of each song...Mantini proved, once again, to be a consummate entertainer that can go from torch to theatrical singer in a heartbeat, and do both stunningly well.....The Tribune (Welland)
A powerful and colourful operatic soprano...it was wonderful......The Spectator (Hamilton)