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Jamie Barton, Mezzo-soprano and James Baillieu, Piano Photo
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Jamie Barton, Mezzo-soprano and James Baillieu, Piano

Thursday, October 6, 2016, 8:00 PM Pre-concert talk by Professor Lindsey Christiansen from Westminster Choir College at 7pm, free to ticketholders Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall

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JOAQUIN TURINA Songs from Homenaje a Lope de Vega
ANTONIN DVORAK  Cigánské melodie, Op. 55
CHARLES IVES  Select songs
JEAN SIBELIUS  Select songs

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About the Artist

A young mezzo from Georgia is currently taking the world by storm, and her name is Jamie Barton. Sporting a nose ring and an ebullient smile, Barton summons a tone that has earned her comparisons to many of the mid-20th century greats—and indeed, the magnificent Marilyn Horne called a recent recital “one of the greatest I’ve ever heard.” Just this year she won the prestigious Richard Tucker Award, an honor conferred annually on a rising American star that places her in the lineage of Renée Fleming and Joyce DiDonato. But as her voice becomes a staple in large opera houses, we are thrilled to invite her into the more immediate and personal setting of Richardson Auditorium to ring in opening night of Princeton University Concerts’ 2016-2017 mainstage series! She brings us a program of late Romantic lieder, a wonderful showcase for her richly detailed instrument which the Los Angeles Times calls “the darkly creamy lager that poured forth from altos of yore.”


Jamie Barton will appear on the PERFORMERS AS TEACHERS series
Friday, October 7, 2016 at 12:30PM
Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall
Come peek behind the scenes as Jamie Barton coaches talented Princeton students.  This event is free and open to the public.

Artist Website

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Jamie Barton Takes 5 with Opera News

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Mezzo-Soprano Jamie Barton sings Donizetti's O mon Ferand at the 2012 Richard Tucker Gala

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“She is 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.”

- The Guardian (London)