He was born in New York City, and studied at The Juilliard School with Giuseppe Danise. He made his debut as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly at the New York City Opera in 1955, and again as Pinkerton, at the Metropolitan Opera in 1958 (opposite Victoria de los Ángeles, conducted by Erich Leinsdorf), where he was to sing regularly until 1979, mostly in lyric roles such as Edgardo, Macduff, Duke of Mantua, Alfredo, Rodolfo, Faust, Hoffmann, Turridu, Lensky, and Matteo.
Morell retired from the stage in the mid 1980s. He died in Sandwich, Massachusetts, at the age of 76.
- Forbes, Elizabeth, "Barry Morell, Operatic tenor", The Independent, 10 December 2003
- Hamilton, David (ed.), "Morell, Barry", The Metropolitan Opera Encyclopedia, Simon and Schuster, 1987, p. 235
- Opera News, Obituaries, February 2004.
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