La Dirindina in LA DIRINDINA

Ars Lyrica

"Jamie Barton is well on the way to an important career, and commands a fine, rounded, dark mezzo, which she employs here with admirable agility."
–David Shengold, Opera Magazine

"Scarlatti's banned Dirindina survives...in a happily committed performance by Houston's highly skilled period ensemble Ars Lyrica and a trio of gifted young singers [including] mezzo Jamie Barton....whose cushiony sound has its own savory enticements. This disc is worth investigating for her performance alone."
–Patrick Dillon, Opera News

"The three vocalists in La Dirindina are perfectly cast. Barton's Dirindina is in turn flirtatious, dramatic, and willful. Her first aria, "Vo' cantar," is just lovely, showcasing in one fell swoop the richness and power of her entire range."
–Karen Cook, Early Music America