Jamie Barton to Sing for Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

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It’s been quite a year for mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton. Not only did she recently release her first solo album “All Who Wander,” but she also scored triumphant reviews for her work at the Metropolitan Opera in “Rusalka.” She also won the Beverly Sills Artist Award.

Now she caps off the first half of 2017 with a showcase at the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular where a recording of her Star Spangled Banner will be played.

“It is an incredible honor and privilege to sing our national anthem for the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks,” Barton said in a press release. “I’m proud to be part of an inclusive celebration that unifies people – and music! – from many walks of life.”

The mezzo has won almost everything there is to win for an American opera star. She won the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Richard Tucker Award, the Cardiff Singer of the World Main Prize and Song Prize, and the Marian Anderson Award. She has also been nominated for a Grammy and an International Opera Award in the Young Singer category.



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Prior to creating OperaWire, DAVID SALAZAR, (Editor-in-Chief) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he interviewed major opera stars including Placido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, Vittorio Grigolo, Diana Damrau and Rolando Villazon among others. His 2014 interview with opera star Kristine Opolais was cited in a New York Times Review. He also had the opportunity of interviewing numerous Oscar nominees, Golden Globe winners and film industry giants such as Guillermo del Toro, Oscar Isaac and John Leguizamo among others. David holds a Masters in Media Management from Fordham University. During his time at Fordham, he studied abroad at the Jagiellonian University in Poland. He also holds a dual bachelor’s from Hofstra University in Film Production and Journalism.

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