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.
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).
After wowing the world with their riviting performance of Stand By Me at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle , The Kingdom Choir is now coming to America.
When Celie claims a powerful new vision for her life in the climatic showstopper, “I’m Here” – well, let’s just say, in that electrifying moment you’ll be awfully glad you’re there, too.
With festive favorites and modern holiday hits, you’ll want to bundle up and get to your seat on time for The Ten Tenors, Home for the Holidays. And bring a little snow with you, too!
With a vibrant cultural scene and connections to a wider world of the performing arts, Siberia is sharing with us the Siberian State Symphony Orchestra, Do you think it’s coincidence that the orchestra would choose to land in the Deep South and Florida during January?
The internationally acclaimed percussion artists of TAO bring to North America their newest production, Drum TAO, with modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming, Taiko.
Combining finely developed classical technique and dancing en pointe - all the while making fun of it all in hilarious parodies of the great ballets of the ages - the Trocks are the complete package.
Firmly positioned as a leading exponent of his instrument, “The hottest guitarist in the world” (Sunday Times), Miloš Karadaglić, continues to top record charts and delight audiences worldwide.