Recently honored with the 2017 Beverly Sills Artist Award by The Metropolitan Opera, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton (Fricka) is also the winner of the 2015 Richard Tucker Award, both Main and Song Prizes at the 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, and the 2007 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
This season, Ms. Barton released her debut solo album, All Who Wander, featuring songs by Mahler, Dvořák, and Sibelius. She returned to The Metropolitan Opera as Fenena in Verdi’s Nabucco and Jezibaba in a new production of Dvořák’s Rusalka, both simulcast in cinemas worldwide, and to Houston Grand Opera as Waltraute / Second Norn in Wagner’s Götterdämmerung. She will make her Deutsche Oper Berlin debut this summer as Princess Eboli in Verdi’s Don Carlo.
The winner of the 2014 International Opera Award in the Young Singer category and the 2014 Marian Anderson Award, Ms. Barton has recently appeared as Adalgisa in Bellini’s Norma at The Met, Los Angeles Opera, and San Francisco Opera; Giovanna Seymour in Donizetti’s Anna Bolena at The Met and Lyric Opera of Chicago; Fricka in Wagner’s Das Rheingold and Die Walküre at Houston Grand Opera; Waltraute / Second Norn at Washington National Opera; Cornelia in Handel’s Giulio Cesare at Oper Frankfurt; and Fenena at Seattle Opera and Royal Opera, Covent Garden.
Ms. Barton’s concert engagements include recent debuts at London’s Wigmore Hall and with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, as well as returns to the Toronto and Iceland symphony orchestras. Ms. Barton premiered Jake Heggie’s The Work at Hand at Carnegie Hall with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and will return to New York next season for the World Premiere of Iain Bell’s Of You, commissioned by Carnegie Hall. Other 2017–18 engagements include debuts with Madrid’s Teatro Real, London Symphony Orchestra, and Taiwan’s National Taichung Theater, as well as returns to Houston and New York as Adalgisa, to Washington, D.C. as Princess Eboli, and to San Francisco for Wagner’s Ring Cycle.