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Jamie Barton

Mezzo-Soprano

Jamie Barton

Biography

Recipient of the 2015 Richard Tucker Award, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton is also winner of both Main and Song Prizes at the 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, winner of the 2007 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and a Grammy nominee.

This season, Ms. Barton returns to the Metropolitan Opera as Giovanna Seymour (Anna Bolena) and makes an impressive set of company debuts: Adalgisa (Norma) at Los Angeles Opera, Cornelia (Giulio Cesare) at Oper Frankfurt, Elizabeth Proctor (The Crucible) at Glimmerglass Opera, and Fenena (Nabucco) at both Seattle Opera and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.

Ms. Barton's concert season includes her BBC Proms debut in the Brahms Alto Rhapsody, a work she also performs in her return to the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Other highlights include her Russian debut with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra and recitals with San Francisco Performances, Ann Arbor's University Musical Society, Vocal Arts DC, and the Tucson Desert Song Festival.

Recent performances include Adalgisa at the Metropolitan Opera and San Francisco Opera, Fricka (Das Rheingold, Die Walküre) at Houston Grand Opera, Azucena (Il trovatore) at Cincinnati Opera, and both Giovanna Seymour and Magdalene (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Future projects include a debut at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and returns to Houston Grand Opera, San Francisco Opera, and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. At the Metropolitan Opera, Ms. Barton will appear as Jezibaba in a new production of Rusalka, Fenena, Adalgisa, and as Fricka in Wagner’s Ring Cycle.