Jamie Barton Mezzo-soprano

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American mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton has been performing on major international stages since winning the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions in 2007. She was named Personality of the Year 2020 at the BBC Music Magazine Awards, and has won the Readers' Choice Award at the International Opera Awards, the Beverly Sills Award, the Richard Tucker Award, and the First Prize and Melody Award at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition.

In the 2023-2024 season, she creates the role of Elizabeth Van Lew in the world premiere of Intelligence by Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer. Based on a little-known true story of two women who infiltrated the White House during the Civil War, the work opens Houston Grand Opera's season.

Jamie Barton also plays Amneris (Aida) at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and performs Schönberg's Gurre-Lieder in a gala concert for the 75th anniversary of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. She appears as solo mezzo in Mahler's Symphony No. 2 with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and gives a solo recital as a Filene Artist in Residence at Wolf Trap Opera.

Jamie Barton has performed in recital in the US and UK, including at Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall and the Kennedy Center. Her solo albums include "All Who Wander", which won the BBC Music Magazine Vocal Award in 2018, and "Unexpected Shadows", nominated for the 2022 Grammy® Award for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album. Jamie Barton uses her voice outside the opera stage, supporting the cause of women, gay people and other marginalized communities. Her vitality on social networks, Instagram and Twitter serves as a hub for conversations about body positivism, social justice issues and LGBTQ+ rights.

Debut at the Opéra national de Paris

Currently in

  • Palais Garnier
  • from 30 November to 23 December 2024

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