February 12, 2016
Nearly a decade after singing a winning "Priva son d'ogni conforto" during the finals of the 2007 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Jamie Barton is making her much-anticipated debut as Cornelia in Giulio Cesare.
Critics are praising Barton's ability to "cast a spell with her heartfelt mezzo" (Frankfurter Neue Presse), as well as her "big voice, expressivity, and charisma." (Opera Nederland)
Barton is joined in the Oper Frankfurt production by a stellar cast that includes Andreas Scholl in the title role, Louise Alder as Cleopatra, Nina Tarandek as Sesto, Matthias Rexroth as Tolomeo, and Simon Baily as Achilla.
Performances run February 12 through March 26; tickets are available through the Oper Frankfurt site.
“Jamie Barton vibrates the room with her phrasing.”
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
“The American mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton got the biggest applause of the evening. Her big voice, expressivity and charisma gave great expression to Cornelia’s sadness and her stately figure offered the noble grandeur of Pompeo’s widow.”
“Also debuting is Jamie Barton as Pompeo’s widow Cornelia, who cast a spell with her heartfelt mezzo.”
Frankfurter Neue Presse