Jamie Barton

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The Best Moments of the 2017 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Grand Finals
As Renee Fleming entered from stage right, she garnered a low wave of astonishment from her shimmering silver dress and matching blue shimmering shawl. Taking to the podium, she began to explain that for many aspiring singers, the results of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions competition would propel their careers. For her, it took 3 times before winning (she even joked that it took just as many times to pass…
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Jamie Barton To Sign Copies Of ‘All Who Wander’ At the Met Opera Shop
Fans will get a chance to meet mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton at the Metropolitan Opera Store on Feb 23 at 3 p.m. Barton will sign copies of her new album "All Who Wander," which includes music from Sibelius, Dvorak and Mahler. Upon release OperaWire said, "Barton’s voice is delicate throughout, a sound that the audiences are not accustomed to hearing in the opera house where her potent mezzo soprano exhilarates with its brilliance and forwardness.”…
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Metropolitan Opera 2016-17 Review – Rusalka: Mary Zimmerman, Kristine Opolais & Company Take Us On Dramatically Rich Journey To Find Operatic Identity
We acknowledge that OperaWire is late to the “Rusalka” party, but here is our review for the performance on Feb. 17, 2017, the fifth performance of this run. Antonín Dvorák’s “Rusalka” is the epitome of a metaphorical operatic identity crisis. The opera, which is a grim version of Hans Christian Andersen's “The Little Mermaid,” follows the story of a water nymph who desires to be a human so she can…
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Social Media Beat (Week 2/6-2/10): Which Artists Showed Off Their New Albums?
Another busy week for the world’s leading opera singers, but that has not stopped them from connecting with fans via social media. Nadine Sierra made everyone realize how much work went into getting her hair ready for a performance of “The Magic Flute.” Sending a big thank you to @_fab_official for coming backstage at @operadeparis for this awesome interview. I've always loved the process of developing a character's journey/existence onstage,…
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Fun Facts About Jamie Barton & ‘All Who Wander’ From Gerda Lissner Foundation Event in NYC
All who wandered into the Kosciusko Foundation on Wednesday, Feb. 8 were greeted with an intimate celebration of mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton’s debut album “All Who Wander.” The event, which was hosted by the Gerda Lissner Foundation featured a performance in addition to a Q&A hosted by Ken Benson. Barton performed a total of seven selections from the album alongside pianist Brian Zeger. Here are some of the biggest nuggets of…
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Your 2017 Beverly Sills Artist Award Winner is Jamie Barton
Jamie Barton is the 2017 winner of the Beverly Sills Artist Award, given to extraordinarily gifted singers between the ages of 25 and 40 who have already appeared in featured solo roles at the Met. Barton made her Met debut in 2009 as the Second Lady in Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte.” She would return in 2013 to take on the role of Adalgisa in “Norma.” That was followed up by a…
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Metropolitan Opera Preview 2016-17: Kristine Opolais Set to Enrapture Audiences in ‘Rusalka’
Dvorak’s “Rusalka” makes a much-anticipated return to the Metropolitan Opera this Thursday, Feb. 2 in a brand-new production by noted director Mary Zimmerman. The Director Zimmerman made a splash at the Met with her work on three operas from the Bel Canto three – Donizetti, Rossini and Bellini. Her work in “Lucia di Lammermoor” was universally hailed for gothic style. Her “Armida,” the last of the three she took on also…
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Social Media Beat: Which Opera Stars Participated in Women’s March?
How did the superstars of the opera world spend the last full week of January? For Aida Garifulina it was a week of major milestones as the soprano not only got to sing alongside Juan Diego Flórez in “Roméo et Juliette” with Plácido Domingo in the pit, but she got to present her first solo album in Vienna. We're getting ready for the debut album from @aidagarifullina - Out 3rd…
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Jonas Kaufmann’s Major Debut Among Vocal Highlights of Carnegie Hall 2017-18 Season
Audiences will get the first taste of what Jonas Kaufmann’s “Tristan und Isolde” will sound like when he takes on the second act at Carnegie Hall next year. The esteemed concert venue’s 2017-18 season was announced on Wednesday, fans learning that opera’s greatest stars will be everywhere on the schedule. Kaufmann’s “Tristan” is the big one of course, a concert that he will give on April 12, 2018 with the…
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Everything You Need to Know About Houston Grand Opera 2017-18 Season
The Houston Grand Opera announced its 2017-18 season Thursday with opening night featuring Verdi’s “La Traviata.” In sum, there will be seven operas overall between October 20, 2017 and May 11, including one World Premiere. The 2017 Operas “La Traviata” opens the season for seven performances with Albina Shagimuratova. This will be the soprano’s fourth run of the work in the last four years and the first time she takes…