Jamie Barton Returns Home To Sing In The Atlanta Opera’s 'Dead Man Walking'

January 2019

Opera is no stranger to crimes of passion. However, opera also portrays the best of humanity alongside all of the human folly. The Atlanta Opera’s production of Dead Man Walking stars Georgia native and internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton in the role of Sister Helen Prejean. Heggie’s operas always seem to offer redemption in the midst of tragedy, and Dead Man Walking appears to be no different. We caught up with Barton to discuss her upcoming role at the Atlanta Opera.

Georgian’s star continues to rise with Atlanta Opera’s ‘Dead Man Walking’

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 2019

But far more than just enjoying some downtime in her base city, Barton seems very much at home with herself spiritually and personally now, too, riding out some challenging changes in her life and learning to manage the pressures of a major opera career. The purple streak in her hair might come as a surprise at first, but it ultimately seems to suit her perfectly…

Acclaimed Mezzo Jamie Barton Talks About Opera, the Castro and Teaching Leatherwork to Boy Scouts

San Francisco Bay Times
August 2018

Recordings of mezzo soprano Jamie Barton have been playing in our offices of late, as we are mesmerized by this supremely talented and justifiably acclaimed singer. Barton also won our hearts in 2014 — major swoon — when she came out as bisexual via her professional Twitter account on National Coming Out Day.