THE ARTS ASSOCIATION OF EAST ALABAMA PRESENTS
The Opelika Center For The Performing Arts
JAMIE BARTON, a 35-year-old native of Rome, Georgia, has taken the opera world by storm with her voluptuous mezzo-soprano sound, and charming down-home personality. Now having won the $50,000 Richard Tucker Award (the Heisman Trophy of opera!) and the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions; and the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition, and the Marian Anderson award, and a Grammy nomination – she’s only getting started!
OCTOBER 9, 2016
Between starring roles and concerts in opera houses around the world, Barton lives in Atlanta with her cat, River.
The New Yorker has called Jamie Barton “a once-in-a-generation” talent with her rich, three-octave range. Seeing – and hearing – is definitely believing!
For her performance here, Jamie will be accompanied by British pianist, Jamie Baillieu.
Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, JERSEY BOYS. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s just too good to be true.
“Damien Sneed is an ambassador for classical and gospel music who brings positivity, optimism andthoroughness to every occasion. His talent stretches across traditional divisions. In the realest sense, heuses his artistry to make our world a better place.”
“…a sparkling performance. This was a fine show by an excellent orchestra [Czech National Symphony Orchestra] with a conductor who coaxed the very best from his players.”
—Seen and Heard International
"Leonard is a true treasure . . . immensely talented and charismatic . . . already one of the world’s leading artists though still relatively early in her career."
—Eric C. Simpson, New York Classical Review - Recital at Carnegie Hall
Tine continues embarking on regular tours with her ten-piece, all-female brass ensemble, tenThing. An idea that started in 2007 as a fun and exciting project to pursue with her closest musical friends, the group have gone on to play to numerous European audiences
Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. THE KING AND I is “too beautiful to miss” (New York Magazine).