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Meade & Barton
in Concert

Premieres October 30, 2020

Available to our 2020/21 season ticket holders



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. 

Critical Acclaim

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



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); Soloist (Rossini Opera Festival)
Upcoming: Imogene, Il Pirata (Fondazione Teatro Massimo di Palermo); Anna Bolena, Anna Bolena (La Asociacion Bilbaina de Amigos de la Opera)

Jamie Barton

Hometown: Rome, GA 
Seattle Opera Debut: Fenena, Nabucco (‘15)
Recently: Orfeo, Orfeo ed Euridice (Metropolitan Opera); Jezibaba, Rusalka (San Francisco Opera); Azucena, Il trovatore (Lyric Opera of Chicago)
Upcoming: Léonor, La favorite (Houston Grand Opera); Elisabetta, Maria Stuarda (Metropolitan Opera); Brangäne, Tristan und Isolde (Santa Fe 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

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, (Easy 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) 



Last Updated: December 2019

2020/21 Season Sponsors

James and Sherry Raisbeck
Barbara Stephanus

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