Elgar SEA PICTURES
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
"The real star of the performance was Ms Barton, who has a voice that is sparkling throughout its range, her beautifully controlled vibrato nearly perfect regardless of how loudly or softly she sings. Her diction was precise and every word was perfectly articulated, making the poetry crisp and intelligible. Ms Barton is one of those artists who engages the audience almost as if she is making eye-contact with everyone in the auditorium. She knows how to project her feeling with only the subtlest movements. Her performance was absolutely outstanding... the best vocal performance of the last two ASO seasons. She is a star!"
–William E. Ford, Bachtrack
"One of the things that was impressive about Barton’s performance was not simply a matter of executing low pitches but that she had the true vocal color of a contralto down pat, that deep resonance which has considerable warm power on the low end. Barton could downright own the contralto repertoire if she wants to do so."
–Mark Gresham, ArtsATL