Mezzo-soprano (United States)
Waltraute/Second Norn in Götterdämmerung. Previously: Fricka in Die Walküre (2015) and Das Rheingold (2014), Marie Morton in Brief Encounter and Giovanna in Rigoletto (2009), Ursula in performances of Beatrice and Benedict and Third Lady in The Magic Flute (2008), soloist in The Refuge (2007). Third prize in HGO’s 2007 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias. HGO Studio artist (2007–09).
About the Artist:
An alumna of the HGO Studio (2007–09), American mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton is the winner of the 2017 Beverly Sills Artist Award, 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. Her HGO credits include Fricka in Das Rheingold (2014) and in Die Walküre (2015), among other roles. She will reprise Waltraute and Second Norn in Götterdämmerung with the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, and New York Philharmonic. She will return to Houston next season as Adalgisa in Norma, a role she has performed to great acclaim at the Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles Opera, and San Francisco Opera, and will sing her first runs of Eboli in Don Carlo at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and Washington National Opera. The winner of the 2014 International Opera Award in the Young Singer category and the 2014 Marian Anderson Award, Barton has recently made concert debuts at Wigmore Hall and with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and has returned to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Jake Heggie’s The Work at Hand was commissioned for her, and she premiered it at Carnegie Hall in 2015. Next season, she returns to New York to present the world premiere of Iain Bell’s Of You, commissioned by Carnegie Hall.