Video Published: 08 Dec 2016

Jamie Barton in Conversation

Meet mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton as she recounts milestones in her journey to the world’s greatest stages.

Originally recorded on December 8, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at OPERA America's National Opera Center in New York City as part of OPERA America Onstage.

About Jamie Barton

Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, winner of the 2015 Richard Tucker Award and 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, has been described by critic Alex Ross as "a fresh wonder of the opera world, possessing a voice of preternatural beauty and power." In 2016–2017, Barton returns to the Metropolitan Opera to sing Fenena in Nabucco and make her role debut as Ježibaba in a new production of Rusalka. Barton also makes her debuts at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, singing her first Princess Eboli in Don Carlo, and the New York Philharmonic, singing Fricka in Das Rheingold.

Jamie Barton appears courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.

The Conversations series is generously supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.