Verdi Requiem

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

"Soprano Erin Wall and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton proved to have advantageously compatible voices — witness their duet, “Recordare Jesu pie”. Barton, a native of Rome, a Shorter College grad and rising star in the operatic world, demonstrated her ability to tackle genuine contralto repertoire with vocal power and warmth last November with her ASO performance of Edward Elgar’s “Sea Pictures,” but also has the same vocal capacity on the upper end of the mezzo range, as evidenced Thursday."
–Mark Gresham, ArtsATL

"The exquisite mezzo-soprano Barton and the thundering bass Rose proved the standouts in an impressive collection of soloists. Barton’s vocal grain is somehow both dark and bright, radiant and cloudy at the same time; in the many duets with soprano Wall, it was easy to hear that the wonder of Verdi’s “Requiem” comes not from the roaring choral singing, but these sublime, intensely moving pairings."
–Jon Ross, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Beth Stewart