Jamie Barton


The American mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, who was born 1981 in Rome, Georgia, in the United States, studied at Shorter College in her hometown and at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. She won the Metropolitan Opera Auditions in 2007, the Cardiff Singer of the World Competition in 2013, the Richard Tucker Award in 2015, and the Beverly Sills Artist Award in 2017. She sings regularly at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and also appears at the Royal Opera House in London, Chicago Lyric Opera, San Francisco Opera, the Bavarian Staatsoper, and Deutsche Oper Berlin. Her repertoire ranges from Handel and Gluck through bel canto and Verdi to Richard Wagner. In September 2019, Jamie Barton will be a star guest at the legendary BBC Last Night of the Proms. Her recordings include the album All Who Wander, which contains songs by Mahler, Dvořák, and Sibelius and for which she received BBC Music Magazine’s Vocal Award in 2018.

July 2019