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Jamie Barton Recital

Aug. 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM, Benaroya Hall


Join Wagner and More for this intimate recital with rising star mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton. Recent winner of the prestigious 2015 Richard Tucker Award, Ms. Barton is not to be missed as she launches into a major international career. She performs her Seattle Opera debut this summer as Fenena in Nabucco, August 8-22.

Highlights from the evening's diverse program include Turina's Homenaje a Lope de Vega, works from Rachmaninoff's 12 Romances, and works from contemporary American composer Libby Larsen.

Wagner and More (affectionately known as WAM) is a social group for opera lovers who come together to attend performances, enjoy opera events, and travel. With 8-10 events throughout the year, WAM offers you a chance to expand your social circle while meeting renowned Wagnerians like Christopher Alden, enjoying private concerts with artists such as Jamie Barton, and travelling to see opera in places like San Francisco.

Net proceeds of this event benefit Wagner and More’s sponsorship of The Flying Dutchman.

Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall
200 University Street, Seattle

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About the Artist

Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton makes her Seattle Opera debut as Fenena in Nabucco, playing August 8-22 at McCaw Hall. She has recently appeared as Adalgisa in Norma at San Francisco Opera and Giovanna Seymour in Anna Bolena at Lyric Opera of Chicago.

The winner of the 2015 Richard Tucker Award, the winner of both the Main and the Song Prizes at the 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, a winner of the 2007 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and a Grammy nominee, American mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton has been described by The Guardian as “a great artist, no question, with an imperturbable steadiness of tone, and a nobility of utterance that invites comparison not so much with her contemporaries as with mid-20th century greats such as Kirsten Flagstad.”

An avid recitalist, Ms. Barton has appeared with the Marilyn Horne Foundation at Weill Hall with tenor Russell Thomas as well as a solo recital with On Wings of Song. She made her Spivey Hall debut singing Brahms’ "Alto Rhapsody", which was also broadcast on NPR. Ms. Barton has received extensive training as a recitalist at the Tanglewood Music Center, where she was a Fellow in Vocal Studies for the summers of 2006 and 2007. At the Tanglewood Music Center, she worked with such artists and coaches as James Levine, Dawn Upshaw, Phyllis Curtin, Kayo Iwama, Ira Siff, Lucy Shelton, Alan Smith, and Olly Wilson. As a member of the Houston Grand Opera Studio, she participated in several recital series including the popular “Recital at Rienzi.”



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