Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton has been named the winner of the 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World.
A winner of the 2007 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, American mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton has been described by Opera News as “a rising star” with a “sumptuous voice. Ms. Barton is also a recent graduate of the Houston Grand Opera Studio. In the 2009-10 season, Ms. Barton debuts with the Metropolitan Opera as Second Lady in Die Zauberflöte, and Emilia in Otello with the Canadian Opera Company.
Ms. Barton also returns to Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as Marcellina in The Marriage of Figaro. In concert, the Vocal Arts Society will present Ms. Barton in recital at the Kennedy Center, under the auspices of the Marilyn Horne Foundation. She also returns to Carnegie Hall as part of their Great Singers III: Evenings of Song series. Additional concert engagements include Bernstein’s Opening Prayer and Jeremiah Symphony with the Colorado Symphony under Marin Alsop and a recital with Ars Lyrica of Houston.