Jamie Barton Wins Met Opera’s Beverly Sills Award

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Jamie Barton Wins Met Opera’s Beverly Sills Award

Post by lennygoran » Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:50 am

We just saw Barton in Nabucco-she was very good! Regards, Len

Jamie Barton Wins Met Opera’s Beverly Sills Award

By ZACHARY WOOLFE JAN. 31, 2017


Jamie Barton, whose sumptuous mezzo-soprano can stretch over long, lyrical lines and cascade down coloratura runs, has won the Beverly Sills Award, the Metropolitan Opera’s $50,000 annual prize for a young singer, the company announced on Tuesday.

You won’t have to wait long to hear her: She plays the witch Jezibaba (think Ursula from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”) in a new production of Dvorak’s “Rusalka,” opening at the Met on Thursday

Born in Rome, Ga., Ms. Barton jump-started her career by winning a series of prestigious prizes: the Met’s National Council Auditions in 2007, both the main and song contests at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition in 2013 and the Richard Tucker Award in 2015. Here, in a clip from Cardiff, she sings a Sibelius song and Didon’s soaring farewell from Berlioz’s “Les Troyens”:


She made her Met debut in 2009 and has since made memorable appearances as Adalgisa in Bellini’s “Norma” and Giovanna Seymour in Donizetti’s “Anna Bolena.” Here’s an impassioned excerpt from her Seymour


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