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THE ARTS ASSOCIATION OF EAST ALABAMA PRESENTS

JAMIE BARTON

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
7:30PM

I got into opera basically because I wanted to be in musical theater,” she says, “but I couldn’t dance. My family plays bluegrass-mandolin, fiddle and banjo – but I could never play a stringed instrument. Still, my Georgia roots influenced and created me…
— Barton

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.