Jamie Barton
United States



Butler Studio alumna Jamie Barton appears regularly at HGO, including as Leonor de Guzman in La favorite(2020) and Adalgisa in Norma (2018), as well as Waltraute/Second Norn in Götterdämmerung (2017), and Fricka in Das Rheingold (2014) and Die Walküre (2015), all part of Wagner’s Ring cycle. The 2023-24 season includes appearances as Amneris in Aida with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Mahler’s 8th symphony with the Orchestre de Paris, and Gurre-Lieder with Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. In addition to role debuts as Orfeo in Orfeo ed Euridice and Mère Marie in Dialogues of the Carmelites at the Metropolitan Opera, Barton has recently performed as Leonor at Teatro Real Madrid; Adalgisa with the Met, Los Angeles Opera, and San Francisco Opera; Fricka and Waltraute at the Met, San Francisco Opera, and Washington National Opera; Azucena (Il trovatore) at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Bavarian State Opera, and Cincinnati Opera; Princess Eboli (Don Carlo) at Washington National Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, and the Met; Brangäne (Tristan und Isolde) at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Bavarian State Opera, and Santa Fe Opera; Jezibaba (Rusalka) at San Francisco Opera and the Met; the title role in a queer Carmen at Chicago Opera Theater; and Sister Helen Prejean (Dead Man Walking) at her hometown opera company, Atlanta Opera. Barton’s debut solo album, All Who Wander, received the 2018 BBC Music Magazine Vocal Award. Most recently, Unexpected Shadows, her critically acclaimed album with composer and pianist Jake Heggie, was nominated for a 2022 Grammy Award for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album.


THE REFUGE 2007 (World premiere)

Third Lady: THE MAGIC FLUTE 2007-08


Giovanna: RIGOLETTO 2008-09 (Mainstage and Miller Outdoor Theatre)

Mary Norton: BRIEF ENCOUNTER 2008-09 (World premiere)

Fricka: DAS RHEINGOLD 2013-14

Fricka: DIE WALKÜRE 2014-15 

Second Norn / Waltraute: GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG 2016-17

Adalgisa: NORMA 2017-18 

Leonor de Guzman: LA FAVORITE 2019-20 

Julia Child: BON APPETIT 2020-21 (Digital)