Mezzo-soprano (United States)
Léonor de Guzman in La favorite. Previously at HGO: Second Norn in Götterdämmerung (2017); Fricka in Die Walküre (2015) and in Das Rheingold (2014); Marie Morton in the world premiere of André Previn’s Brief Encounter (2009); Giovanna in Rigoletto (2009); Ursula in Beatrice and Benedict (2008); Third Lady in The Magic Flute (2008); soloist in the world premiere of Christopher Theofanidis’s The Refuge (2007). HGO Studio artist (2007–09). Third prize winner in the 2007 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias.
About the Artist:
HGO Studio alumna Jamie Barton (2007–09) is a Grammy Award nominee and the winner of the 2017 Beverly Sills Artist Award, the 2015 Richard Tucker Award, and both the Main and Song Prizes at the 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. She appears regularly at HGO, most recently in Wagner’s Ring cycle as Waltraute/Second Norn in Götterdämmerung (2017) and as Fricka in Das Rheingold (2014) and Die Walküre (2015). In the 2017–18 season, she appears in recital with Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax, debuts at the Teatro Real Madrid as Léonor de Guzman in La favorite, and returns to many of America’s most-loved opera houses: to sing Adalgisa at the Metropolitan Opera; Eboli in Don Carlo at Washington National Opera; and Fricka, Waltraute, and Second Norn at San Francisco Opera. Orchestral debuts include Handel’s Messiah with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Bernstein’s Jeremiah Symphony with the London Symphony Orchestra, and Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder with the Oulu Symphony Orchestra in Finland. Following a Verdi Requiem with her hometown orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Barton embarks on a recital tour with pianist Kathleen Kelly, including the world premiere of Iain Bell’s Of You, commissioned by Carnegie Hall. Last season, she released her debut solo album, All Who Wander, featuring songs by Mahler, Dvořák, and Sibelius. Future seasons include returns to San Francisco Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, and the Metropolitan Opera.