NOMINATED FOR INTERNATIONAL CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARD
 

SHORTLISTED FOR GRAMOPHONE CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARD
 

“The world has been waiting for this voice for a long time – one that reminds you of how capable the human voice is of creating something of absolute beauty. Jamie pours all of her heart into every phrase of this deeply personal debut album. You will be utterly transported.”
— Joyce DiDonato
 

NEWS

 Photo credit: Neil Gillespie

Photo credit: Neil Gillespie

JamiE ReturnS To Royal Opera House Covent Garden for STellar VerdI Requiem

The Arts Desk raved, “Barton runs the gamut from hallowed pianissimos to powerful, true Verdian chest voice,” and Classical Source praised her mezzo as a “wonder of majestic fullness and character.” Bachtrack noted her “cavernous lower register that offered a rewarding contrast against [Lise] Davidsen’s bright top” while The London Times wrote, “From the moment the soloists launched into the Kyrie it was clear this was a knockout bunch. Jamie Barton’s mezzo-soprano has a velvety richness that descends to cavernous, chesty depths – basically it’s a voice that you want to eat with a spoon.”

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Jamie makes critically acclaimed role debut as Sara in Roberto Devereux

The San Francisco Chronicle praised her performance, “rich in pathos and cloaked in the thickly upholstered vocal colors that make her singing so irresistible,” while Classical Voice North America noted that she “impressed greatly with beauty of tone and effortless projection in the huge, 3,200-seat War Memorial.” Opera News wrote, “she deployed her velvety, richly colored mezzo with beauty and urgency to limn the character’s desire and anguish.”

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 Photo credit: Lynn Lane

Photo credit: Lynn Lane

The 2018/19 season is Off to the races!

Jamie opens and closes her season at San Francisco Opera, making her role debut as Sara in Roberto Devereux in the fall and returning as Jezibaba in Rusalka in the spring. She also returns to the Bayerische Staatsoper and Lyric Opera of Chicago as Azucena in Il trovatore, and the Metropolitan Opera, where she sings Fricka in Das Rheingold and Die Walküre. She returns to the Royal Opera House Covent Garden for a Verdi Requiem, continues her critically acclaimed recital tour with pianist Kathleen Kelly at the Kennedy Center's Renée Fleming VOICES series, and makes her long-awaited role debut as Sister Helen Prejean in Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking with her hometown opera company, The Atlanta Opera.

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2017 BEVERLY SILLS ARTIST AWARD winner

The Metropolitan Opera named Jamie the winner of the 12th Beverly Sills Artist Award for young singers. The largest of its kind in the United States, the $50,000 award is given in honor of Beverly Sills, who was well known as a supporter and friend to developing young artists. Jamie joins this rich legacy, which includes previous honorees such as Joyce DiDonato, Matthew Polenzani, Isabel Leonard, Michael Fabiano, and Ailyn Pérez.

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 Photo credit: Stephanie Diani / The New York Times

Photo credit: Stephanie Diani / The New York Times

feature in The New York Times: ‘Jamie Barton, Opera’s Nose-Studded Rock Star’

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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cover of Opera News Magazine: ‘Jamie Barton Channels Her Mezzo Superpowers’

 Photo credit: Fay Fox

Photo credit: Fay Fox

"Jamie Barton's voice is a vast, enveloping sound, the sort of thing soprano Carol Vaness calls 'a voice that blankets.'  This is true whether she is offering a Dvorak song in recital or holding the stage as Waltraute..."

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UPCOMING

Lyric Opera of Chicago

Azucena in Il trovatore
 

Harris Theater Millenium Park

Beyond The Aria Recital
 

Carnegie Hall

Notables Recital