Jamie Barton Channels Her Mezzo Superpowers

Opera News
January 2017

Jamie Barton's voice is a vast, enveloping sound,  the sort of thing soprano Carol Vaness calls “a voice that blankets.” This is true whether she is offering a Dvorák song in recital or holding the stage as Waltraute. But nowhere was it more in evidence than at the Glimmerglass Festival last summer. After her opening group of Turina songs, the heavens opened...

Jamie Barton, Singer of The World

What's On Stage
January 2017

Sharing ice tea with Jamie Barton was one of the better things to happen in 2016. In late October, the morning after an ecstatically received Wigmore Hall recital, the American mezzo-soprano spoke to WhatsOnStage about her career and about her forthcoming appearances in two of the Metropolitan Opera's 'Live in HD' cinema relays...

Jamie Barton Releases First Solo Album, 'All Who Wander'

City Lights
November 2016

To say that Barton’s career has taken off is quite the understatement. With each performance, audience demand for a solo album only grows. Now, as the saying goes, the wait is finally over. On Friday, Barton, with pianist Brian Zeger, will release “All Who Wander.” The album features songs from three composers – Gustav Mahler, Antonín Dvořák and Jean Sibelius. Barton’s interpretation of these songs, like all of her work, is driven by storytelling.

Jamie Barton: The Magnificent Voice Returns to The TSO

Musical Toronto
September 2016

My first experience of the Jamie Barton voice was the Met in HD showing of The Audition, a documentary on the 2007 Metropolitan Opera Auditions. It was a vintage year, with several young singers going on to spectacular careers. Even with stiff competition, Jamie Barton was singled out as one of the winners, for her radiant smile, gleaming tone, and engaging personality.