Praised by Gramophone as having “the sort of instrument you could listen to all day, in any sort of repertoire”
What a night we have in store for you…
From Chicago Opera Theater’s, Carmen
“Barton—she of the withering sneer and creamy tone—ruled as an iconoclastic Carmen. If you were lucky enough to be in the audience…you won’t forget it.” – Deanna Isaacs, Chicago Reader
From Houston Grand Opera’s, La Favorite
“She is a force of nature, and if you saw her in HGO’s Ring cycle, as a strikingly potent Waltraute in Götterdämmerung or haughty Fricka in Das Rheingold and Die Walküre, you’ve never forgotten her. In decades to come, you can tell those less fortunate that you heard Barton at the beginning… “- D.L. Groover, Houston Press
Photo, above: Jamie Barton singing Jezibaba in The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Rusalka. Photo credit: Ken Howard
Photo, right: Jamie Barton with Greer Grimsley from The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Das Rheingold. Photo credit: Ken Howard
Jamie Barton is coming to New Orleans to help us celebrate Maestro Robert Lyall
No tribute is complete without a memorable performance to accompany the shared memories. This special tribute also serves as New Orleans Opera’s premiere fundraising event for the 2021-2022 season and is sure to be a night you won’t soon forget!
Jamie Barton made her title role debut last month in Carmen at Chicago Opera Theater, opposite Stephanie Blythe’s alter ego Blythely Oratonio as Don José. Her performance prompted this reaction from Musical America: “A seriously intense, stunningly sung Carmen, a deep exploration of sexual passion, jealousy, and human frailty.”
Join us! Share a story, enjoy a good meal, and bask in beautiful music.
Only 200 seats remain!
City of New Orleans COVID-19 safety requirements will be followed.