Guest Artist: Jamie Barton, February 1-2
Jamie Barton, mezzo-soprano
with pianist Keith Weber
A winner of the 2007 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, American mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton has been described by Opera News as “a rising star” with a “sumptuous voice.” Ms. Barton is also a recent graduate of the Houston Grand Opera Studio. Her operatic roles include Second Lady in Die Zauberflöte with the Metropolitan Opera, Dryad in Ariadne Auf Naxos and Ursula in Béatrice et Bénédict with Houston Grand Opera, Emilia in Otello with the Canadian Opera Company, and Domenico Scarlatti’s rarely performed comic intermezzo La Dirindina with Houston’s Ars Lyrica. Her concert appearances include Mozart’s Requiem with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Schubert’s Mass No. 6 with San Diego Symphony, and Bernstein’s Jeremiah Symphony with the Colorado Symphony. She has made appearances with the Wolf Trap Opera Company, Aspen Music Festival, and the Tanglewood Music Center. An avid recitalist, Ms. Barton has appeared with the Marilyn Horne Foundation On Wings of Song recital series, and made her Spivey Hall debut singing Brahms’ Alto Rhapsody, which was also broadcast on NPR.
Ms. Barton will also present a masterclass and work with San Jacinto College Central student vocalists. This event is also free and open to the public.
Program to include music by Henry Purcell, Leonard Bernstein, Jake Heggie, Richard Hundley, and Sergei Rachmanninoff.
Guest Artist Masterclass: Wednesday, February 1, 1:30-3:30pm
Concert: Thursday, February 2, 7:00pm