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Angela Meade & Jamie Barton

Premieres October 30, 2020

Available to our 2020/21 season ticket holders

Overview

 

An online recital available to season ticket holders from October 30–November 20, 2020. Subscriptions to our 2021 Spring Season are on sale and include this program and our full 2020 virtual fall season.

Fresh from acclaimed performances at the Met and Carnegie Hall, two world-class singers return to Seattle Opera! After their electrifying McCaw Hall debuts in Verdi's Il trovatore (Meade) and Nabucco (Barton), the two powerhouse performers return alongside pianist John Keene to treat Seattle audiences to a thrilling online performance. The mixed-genre program will feature a variety of favorite opera arias and rarities to showcase their unique vocal abilities. 

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A once-in-a-generation voice, a born communicator, a deeply compassionate human being with so much to give to audiences—Jamie Barton is an artist whose time truly has come.”

—Opera Magazine

When we listen to Meade, we begin to know the sound of golden age singing.”

Opera Today

In gratitude for the life, work, and legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who worked so tirelessly to make the world a better place for all, we dedicate this recital to her.

Our very first duo recital together took place at the Supreme Court in November 2015, where we performed at the invitation of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. We were deeply honored to be asked and elated to have a chance to share with her how her work had impacted our lives.

That experience immediately became – and has remained – one of the high points in each of our careers.

In this moment, we are mourning the tremendous loss that so many of us are feeling at Justice Ginsburg’s passing. And the timing is hitting home for us in a deeply personal way.

One of her great loves in this life was music, and her support for us as artists was palpable and humbling. That we are now able to sing publicly for the first time in more than half a year, just as she has departed, makes this poignant moment even more meaningful to us.

עליה השלום. (Peace be upon her.)

—Jamie Barton and Angela Meade

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This recital will be available to all 2020/21 season ticket holders through your My Account page. Please make sure you have the necessary log in information to access your Fall Season programming. In addition, instructions and links will be sent to your email address on file. If you are unsure of how to log in, or stream this video please review our Streaming FAQs or call Audience Services Monday through Friday 10 AM–2PM at 206-389-7676.

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About the Artists

Angela Meade

Hometown: Centralia, WA
Seattle Opera Debut: Leonora, Il trovatore (’19)
Recently: Ermione, Ermione (Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli); Aida, Aida (Gran Teatro del Liceu); Elisabetta, Robert Devereux (Los Angeles Opera)
Upcoming: Imogene, Il Pirata (Fondazione Teatro Massimo di Palermo); Norma, Norma (Teatro Municipale di Piacenza)

Jamie Barton

Hometown: Rome, GA 
Seattle Opera Debut: Fenena, Nabucco (‘15)
Previously at Seattle OperaSongs of Summer('20)
Recently: Orfeo, Orfeo ed Euridice (Metropolitan Opera); Jezibaba, Rusalka (San Francisco Opera); Azucena, Il trovatore (Lyric Opera of Chicago)
Upcoming: Eboli, Don Carlo (Dallas Opera); Mère Marie, Dialogues des Carmélites (Bayerische Staatsoper); Julia Child, Bon Appétit! (Houston Grand Opera) 

John Keene

Chorusmaster; Pianist (Lancaster, PA)
Seattle Opera Debut: Chorusmaster, Fidelio (’12)
Previously at Seattle Opera: Chorusmaster, Rigoletto (’19), Cinderella (’19); Pianist, Three Singing Sisters (’19)
Upcoming: Pianist, concerts with Melody Wilson and Angela Brown; Chorusmaster, La bohème (Seattle Opera); Judge, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions

David Gately

Director
Seattle Opera Debut

Recently: Angels in America (BBC Symphony Orchestra); The Barber of Seville (Manitoba Opera); The Elixir of Love (Dallas Opera) 

Connie Yun

Lighting Designer, (East Lansing, MI)
Seattle Opera Debut: Die Fledermaus (’06)
Previously at Seattle Opera: The Turn of the Screw (’18); Beatrice and Benedict (’18); An American Dream (’17 and ’15)
Recently: La traviata (Madison Opera); Bajazet (Portland Opera); Snow White (Seattle Children’s Theatre) 

 

 

Backdrop Designer Robert Dahlstrom
Last Updated:
September 2020

2020/21 Season Sponsors

James and Sherry Raisbeck
Barbara Stephanus

Artist Sponsor

Richard and Mary Beth Gemperle–Jamie Barton


Main Image: Jamie Barton © Bree Anne Clow; Angela Meade © Faye Fox | Photos: © Rozarii Lynch; © Philip Newton