From her first entrance, Barton seized the audience with marvelous warmth and power, like the sudden introduction of a spine-stiffening rod.
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Absolutely outstanding... the best vocal performance of the last two ASO seasons.
Barton's aria from Saint-Saens' Samson and Delilah was so moving that many in the glamorous audience were brought to tears...
This was highly emotional and yet beautifully restrained singing that really got beneath the skin of the music.
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Barton's tone was flawless, the sound was effortless and she magically wove her way in and out of the orchestral colour in a way that I've seen very few singers pull off. It was breathtaking.
Toronto Summer Music Festival
The moment she opened her mouth, my jaw (figuratively) dropped. What a voice…a true force of nature.
As her voice leaps across the extremes of range and emotions, Barton remains solid as a rock.
Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Jamie Barton is a first-rate Fenena.
Washington National Opera
Jamie Barton is enthralling as she sings so expressively meshing her emotions to each corresponding note with fluidity and ease ... One is held spellbound.
Barton got the biggest applause of the evening. Her big voice, expressivity and charisma gave great expression to Cornelia’s sadness...