Drag me to hell Drag me to hell

My first-ever Met Sunday opera brought the welcome return of Gluck’s sublime Orfeo ed Euridice in an enchanting afternoon that combined elegant conducting, joyous dancing and Jamie Barton’s extraordinary hero.

on October 21, 2019 at 11:02 AM
Orfeo ed Euridice Orfeo ed Euridice

Gluck’s sublime Orfeo ed Euridice makes a welcome return to the Met.

on October 20, 2019 at 6:39 PM
Broadcast: Last Night at the Proms Broadcast: Last Night at the Proms

Jamie Barton graces the Last Night at the Proms starting at 2:00 PM EDT.

on September 14, 2019 at 12:26 PM
Where’er you woke Where’er you woke

Our Own Jamie Barton graces the Last Night of the Proms with her “queer fat femme energy.”

on September 12, 2019 at 1:26 PM
For those about to frock For those about to frock

Says Jamie Barton: “It’s so important for me to stand up proudly as a bisexual woman.”

on September 01, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Wonder women Wonder women

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on July 01, 2019 at 8:06 PM
It takes a woman It takes a woman

Suddenly in the middle of March 2019 the Metropolitan Opera realized that perhaps a few of the company’s multitudes of stagehands and technicians might be of the feminine persuasion.

on March 13, 2019 at 11:34 AM
Scrumptious and relatable Scrumptious and relatable

I had a panic attack, that’s how moved you made me.

on December 27, 2017 at 9:00 AM
The long and winding road The long and winding road

In her debut solo album, Jamie Barton surrounds Gustav Mahler’s staples of the song repertoire, Rückert Lieder, with the less familiar Gypsy Songs of Antonin Dvorák and select songs by Jean Sibelius.

on March 27, 2017 at 8:00 AM
Sleeping with the fishes Sleeping with the fishes

With a cast of stellar singers and uneven direction by Mary Zimmerman, Dvorák’s Rusalka debuts in a new production at the Metropolitan Opera.

on February 03, 2017 at 7:52 PM
Mezz appeal Mezz appeal

Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton has been named the winner of the 12th annual Beverly Sills Artist Award for young singers at the Metropolitan Opera.

on January 31, 2017 at 3:27 PM
Tucker everlasting Tucker everlasting

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation’s annual gala promises (note, promises) a particularly glittery roster this year.

on August 08, 2016 at 3:01 PM
The rite stuff The rite stuff

Remember that time you went to the opera and the entire evening was perfection?

on December 08, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Barton glances Barton glances

The annual Richard Tucker Gala is probably the event of the year to indulge your love of verismo staples and can belto screaming.

on November 02, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Man of steel Man of steel

“This throwback to the golden age of opera—superhuman singing greeted with frenzied ovations—was a function of a perfect storm of excitement.”

on September 30, 2015 at 2:38 PM
Don’t axe me why Don’t axe me why

The Metropolitan Opera’s much vaunted so-called “Tudor Ring” of three royal operas by Donizetti got off to a bumpy start Saturday afternoon with a revival of Anna Bolena that stubbornly refused to cohere either musically or dramatically.

on September 28, 2015 at 2:20 PM
Everything’s coming up Jamie Everything’s coming up Jamie

Mezzo-of-the-moment Jamie Barton’s future Met assignments include . . .

on September 25, 2015 at 9:54 AM
The winner’s tale The winner’s tale

In a decision La Cieca doesn’t think anybody is going to dispute, the Richard Tucker Foundation has named mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton their 2015 award winner.

on April 27, 2015 at 12:56 AM
Let’s make it regal Let’s make it regal

Having heard a bit of the opening night broadcast and read some decidedly mixed reviews, I was totally unprepared for the remarkable performance of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena that I attended on December 15 at Chicago Lyric Opera.

on December 17, 2014 at 10:51 AM
Running, jumping, or burning Gaul Running, jumping, or burning Gaul

Far be it from me to join the Schadenfreudian chorus of “Bye, Bye, Berti!” you may have been hearing in certain quarters, but the first thing I am duty-bound to report about San Francisco Opera’s Norma (of which three performances remain) is that they’ve hit the jackpot, coverwise.

on September 21, 2014 at 2:57 AM
Roman holiday Roman holiday

Big changes in San Francisco’s Norma.

on September 13, 2014 at 12:43 AM
The virgin Einspring The virgin Einspring

Jamie Barton will make her San Francisco Opera debut as Adalgisa in Norma for five of the opera’s seven performances on September 5, 10, 14, 27 and 30. Ms. Barton replaces Daveda Karanas, who has withdrawn from the production for personal reasons.

on August 27, 2014 at 7:20 PM
The Met: What is to be done? The Met: What is to be done?

Coming as Peter Gelb did from the music industry, opera lovers hoped that he would display a more distinctive knack for casting and an improved talent pipeline than Joe Volpe offered during the waning years of his tenure.

on April 15, 2014 at 1:24 AM
You don’t have to be Druids to love it You don’t have to be Druids to love it

“The Met’s production, originally directed by John Copley, is still a hideous, confusing mess. But with Ms. Meade and Ms. Barton acting with moving subtlety, singing generously and feeling deeply, it was hard to care.”

on October 25, 2013 at 6:17 PM