Following her “dazzling” (The Seattle Times) Seattle Opera debut as Fenena in 2015’s innovative Nabucco, American mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton has garnered international acclaim in an array of powerhouse leading roles at many of the world’s most-loved opera houses. Her passionate advocacy for LGBTQIA openness and acceptance makes Barton a fabulously well-suited artist for the “Pride” edition of our “Songs of Summer” Recital Series.
Focusing on universal themes related to our shared quarantine experience, Barton's program features French and English art songs, as well as American standards by Harold Arlen, Leonard Bernstein, and Irving Berlin.
The partner organization for this recital is Northwest African American Museum. NAAM, a leading voice for social justice, as well as Black culture, art, and heritage in the Pacific Northwest, is collaborating with other Black museums across the U.S. to launch a new website in honor of Juneteenth. We encourage you to learn more at blkfreedom.org.
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Special thanks to our 2020/21 Season sponsors Barbara Stephanus and James and Sherry Raisbeck.