“Jamie Barton is a star—still rising, but already a proper, bona fide star.”
Jamie Barton, mezzo-soprano
Jake Heggie, piano
Music critic Alex Ross has called Jamie Barton “a fresh wonder of the opera world, possessing a voice of preternatural beauty and power,” and Gramophone praised her for having “the sort of instrument you could listen to all day, in any sort of repertoire.” The American mezzo-soprano is increasingly recognized for how she uses her powerful voice offstage—lifting up women, LGBTQ+ people, and marginalized communities through her social media presence and addressing topics such as body positivity, diet culture, and social justice issues. In recital, Barton is also known for curating provocative and fascinating programs, and here she joins longtime friend and collaborator Jake Heggie for the West Coast premiere of a new work by the acclaimed composer and pianist.
Program notes will be available approximately one week before the performance.
This performance, as well as all remaining events on our 2020/21 Season, has been canceled. As large gatherings are still not allowed by state, local, and university officials at this time we regret to announce that we will be unable to present our spring 2021 performances as originally planned. Ticket holders are being notified by either mail or email.
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