JAMIE BARTON

 
 
 Photo by Stacey Bode

Photo by Stacey Bode

Mezzo-soprano

Jamie Barton is an American mezzo-soprano described by The Guardian as “a great artist, no question, with an imperturbable steadiness of tone, and a nobility of utterance that invites comparison not so much with her contemporaries as with mid-20th century greats such as Kirsten Flagstad.” She is winner of the Beverly Sills Artist Award, Richard Tucker Award, both Main and Song Prizes at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, International Opera Award, and Marian Anderson Award.

Praised by Gramophone as having “the sort of instrument you could listen to all day, in any sort of repertoire,” Jamie has appeared with Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax at Tanglewood, and in recital across the U.S. and U.K., including appearances at Carnegie Hall, Celebrity Series of Boston, and Wigmore Hall. Jamie has sung leading roles at many of the world’s most-loved opera houses, including Adalgisa in Norma at the Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Houston Grand Opera; Eboli in Don Carlo at Deutsche Oper Berlin and Washington National Opera; Leonor in La favorite at Teatro Real Madrid; Giovanna Seymour in Anna Bolena at Metropolitan Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago; Fenena in Nabucco at Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Metropolitan Opera, and Seattle Opera; Cornelia in Giulio Cesare at Oper Frankfurt; and Fricka/Waltraute/2nd Norn in Wagner’s Ring cycle at Houston Grand Opera and San Francisco Opera.

Jamie’s debut solo album, All Who Wander, featuring songs by Mahler, Dvorak, and Sibelius, was shortlisted by the International Classical Music Awards and Gramophone Magazine, and recently named winner of the 2018 BBC Music Magazine Vocal Award.

 

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Beth Stewart