Marthe in FAUST

Santa Fe Opera

"Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, featured in recent seasons by Wolf Trap Opera, displayed a full-throated tone and agile comic timing as...the randy Marthe in Faust." 
–Charles Downey, The Washington Post 

"Jamie Barton brought some welcome vocal heft to the brief role of Marthe." 
–Heidi Waleson, The Wall Street Journal 

"Jamie Barton's amusingly available, ample-figured widow Marthe gave Méphistophélès a run for his conniving money." 
–Rodney Punt, Huffington Post 

"Potent mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton had a witty turn in the minor role of Marthe, and she could have stolen the show with a larger role." 
–Charles Downey, Ionarts

"Marguerite's companion/nurse/housekeeper is so often sung by an over-the-hill mezzo, but here we get Jamie Barton, one voice I would definitely like to relish in some larger role." 
–David Gregson, Opera West 

"Jamie Barton brought a refined alto and a good sense of comedy to a successful, non-sterotypical take on Marthe." 
–James Sohre, Opera Today

"The musical performances made up for much of it, [with] a fine cast, including mezzo Jamie Barton as a deliciously self-satisfied Marthe."
–Sarah Bryan Miller, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Beth Stewart