Lyric Opera of Chicago
"The "downstairs" couple, the apprentice David and Eva's confidante Magdalene, was winningly portrayed by tenor David Portillo and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton."
–John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune
"The mezzo Jamie Barton proved once more that she is a star on the rise, bringing vocal and comic chops to the smaller role of Magdalena."
–Paul J. Pelkonen, Superconductor
"Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, a winner of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2007 national council auditions and an important emerging artist, is charming, bubbly and big of voice – a Magdalene who keeps David on his toes."
–Nancy Malitz, Chicago on the Aisle
"As Magdalene, Jamie Barton was musically and dramatically appealing, using clear, soaring lines to define her character, and collaborating effectively with Majeski and Portillo."
–James L. Zychowicz, Seen and Heard International
"Jamie Barton was a worthy and characterful Magdalene."
–Lawrence A. Johnson, Chicago Classical Review