WINNER OF THE 2015 RICHARD TUCKER AWARD
The Richard Tucker Music Foundation has announced Jamie as 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 will join a starry lineup of today’s leading opera singers for a gala performance at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, to be televised on PBS.
Jamie's return to the Metropolitan Opera as Jane Seymour in Anna Bolena, alongside American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky as Anne Boleyn and Russian bass Ildar Abdrazakov as King Henry VIII, is earning raves! The New York Times writes, "The superb mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton's sumptuous voice has utterly unforced carrying power... At 33, she seems poised for greatness."
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Jamie is the subject of a feature in 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. See why 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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Jamie is proud to join artists including Joyce DiDonato, Matthew Polenzani, Isabel Leonard, and Yo-Yo Ma in supporting amfAR: The AIDS Research Foundation. Purchase the AIDS Quilt Songbook: Sing for Hope today – 100% of proceeds go to HIV/AIDS research.