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The winner of the 2015 Richard Tucker Award, the winner of both the Main and the Song Prizes at the 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, a winner of the 2007 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and a Grammy nominee, American mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton has been described by The Guardian as "a great artist, no question, with an imperturbable steadiness of tone, and a nobility of utterance that invites comparison not so much with her contemporaries as with mid-20th century greats such as Kirsten Flagstad."
Jamie Barton’s 2016 -2017 season offers many chances for fans to hear her sing the lush melodies of Wagner, Verdi, Mahler, and Dvorak. Ms. Barton opens the season with Mahler’s 3rd Symphony with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, followed by a U.S./U.K. recital tour with pianist James Baillieu, culminating in her Wigmore Hall recital debut. She makes another much-anticipated debut with her hometown Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in Elgar’s Sea Pictures, a work she also performs with the Florida Orchestra. This winter, Ms. Barton returns to the Metropolitan Opera in New York for her role debut as Jezibaba opposite Kristine Opolais as the titular Rusalka. The new production will be simulcast in cinemas around the globe via the Met’s Live in HD series, as will Ms. Barton’s house role debut as Fenena in Nabucco. She sings her first Princess Eboli in Don Carlo in her Deutsche Oper Berlin debut, makes her New York Philharmonic debut as Fricka in Das Rheingold, and returns to Houston Grand Opera as Waltraute/2nd Norn in Götterdämmerung. On November 11, 2016, Delos Music releases Ms. Barton’s first solo album, All Who Wander, featuring songs by Mahler, Dvorak, and Sibelius, accompanied by pianist Brian Zeger.