Toronto Symphony Orchestra
"The soloists were all first rate. Jamie Barton’s gleaming mezzo and exemplary legato was such a pleasure – no wonder she took Cardiff! Her Liber Scriptus, Quid sum miser, and Lux Eterna were all amazing. She was not afraid to use chest voice, but it was very musical and without vulgarity. Barton sang Emilia at the COC Otello way back in 2009. Isn’t it time to bring her back for something more important? Like Adalgisa in Norma, maybe?"
–Joseph So, Musical Toronto
"Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton was simply phenomenal, with a voice of astonishing bottom-to-top evenness and expressiveness. Her recent winning of both the Cardiff Singer of the World competition and the Richard Tucker Award were obviously well based. She last sang in Toronto in 2009 when she was Emilia in Otello for the Canadian Opera Company. Lets hope the TSO and/or COC can nab her again soon, although I’ll bet her engagement calendar is getting full."
–Roy Thomson Hall, ConcertoNet