WINNER OF THE 2015 RICHARD TUCKER AWARD
The Richard Tucker Music Foundation has named Jamie the winner of the 2015 Richard Tucker Award. Often called the “Heisman Trophy of Opera," this prestigious honor is conferred annually on an American singer on the threshold of a major international career. Described as a “once-in-a-generation voice” by Foundation President Barry Tucker, Jamie joins an incredible legacy of Richard Tucker Award Winners, including such luminaries as Renée Fleming, Lawrence Brownlee, Stephanie Blythe, David Daniels, Angela Meade and Joyce DiDonato. On November 1, Jamie joined a starry lineup of today’s leading opera singers for a gala performance at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall, televised on PBS around the United States. View the Tucker Gala episode of Live from Lincoln Center.
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Jamie's debut at LA Opera was a hit! The Los Angeles Times writes, "As Norma's acolyte, Adalgisa, Jamie Barton provided an indelible demonstration of why the young mezzo-soprano has become the latest darling of the American opera scene. Her sound is the darkly creamy lager that poured forth from altos of yore. Yet she displays the craft of a superior modern singer..."
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The New York Times Classical Music Editor Zachary Woolfe joined Jamie as she recorded her first solo album, rehearsed a new role at the Metropolitan Opera, and performed at the Greene Space. Woolfe calls Jamie "a leader of a new generation of opera stars" and Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb says, "Hopefully, there won't be a season she won't sing at the Met."
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