October 31, 2015
Jamie Barton is featured on Holiday Harmonies, a disc of holiday music by Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA that combines new arrangements of holiday favorites with original compositions by Jennifer Higdon and Nico Muhly.
“Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, who rocked the house portraying Jane Seymour in Donizetti's Anna Bolena at the Metropolitan Opera, interprets Silent Night with touching sensitivity and fullness of voice. Likewise, in Reger's The Virgin's Slumber Song, Barton soothes the soul with her fluid, gently rocking quality.”
Broadway World Classical
"Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton’s voice soars with beautiful sincerity over a chorus of angels in 'Silent Night,' and she sways just as gracefully over a muted piano accompaniment in the lesser-known lullaby, 'The Virgin’s Slumber Song.'"
“Tedd Firth and Judith Clurman’s arrangement of “Silent Night,” featuring the Metropolitan Opera’s Jamie Barton, starts out with a post-modern open feel that makes each note new as fresh snow covered in dark honey. Barton’s rubato feels graceful and grateful at once.”