Jamie Barton

Rock Star"

New York Times


Shaping The Culture

Critically acclaimed by virtually every major outlet covering classical music, American opera singer Jamie Barton is increasingly recognized for how she uses her powerful instrument offstage – lifting up women, queer people, and other marginalized communities. Her lively social media presence on Instagram and Twitter serves as a hub for conversations about body positivity, diet culture, social justice issues, and LGBTQ+ rights. Jamie brings her perspective this fall to The Guilty Feminist, Slate, Studio 360, Front Row Live, The Times, Observer | The Guardian, and a cover story in Classical Music Magazine.

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"Jamie Barton has an obvious affinity for strong, confident and outspoken women — both on and off the operatic stage. Perhaps that’s because, well, she’s one herself."

San Francisco Chronicle

Jamie lifts the Pride Flag aloft at Last Night of the Proms. (Photo by Chris Christodoulou)

Jamie lifts the Pride Flag aloft at Last Night of the Proms. (Photo by Chris Christodoulou)


Last Night of the Proms

Charismatic American mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, whose lustrous voice has established her as one of the most exciting performers of her generation, joined the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus to lead the musical celebrations that bring the world’s greatest classical music festival to a spectacular close.

"A once-in-a-generation voice, a born communicator, a deeply compassionate human being with so much to give to audiences – Jamie Barton is an artist whose time truly has come."

Opera Magazine


In The News


“When I sat down with the BBC in October I told them, ‘You know, I can think of a flag that I can get behind. I’d really like to carry the Pride flag.’ ” It is 50 years since the Stonewall riots, and Barton, who came out as bisexual on Twitter on National Coming Out Day in 2014, wants to mark the moment as vividly as possible.


Jamie Barton is speaking out — and singing — on behalf of women. Barton, 37, blending her musical activities with frankly stated positions on social and political issues has become an increasingly notable trademark.


She’s an artist whose exceptional personal warmth has endeared her to colleagues and audiences everywhere. Watch her walk onstage for a recital; she does so with regal confidence, but also with an inviting smile and a palpable eagerness to share stories with her listeners through song.


“I feel that promoting and celebrating love in all its forms is something we can all get behind.”

Jamie Barton