2017–18 Season: Fricka, Waltraute, and Second Norn in Der Ring des Nibelungen
2018–19 Season: Sara in Roberto Devereux, Ježibaba in Rusalka
The winner of the 2017 Beverly Sills Artist Award, 2015 Richard Tucker Award, and 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton debuted at San Francisco Opera in 2014 as Adalgisa in Norma. Her recent engagements include Adalgisa at the Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles Opera, and Houston Grand Opera; Eboli in Don Carlo at Deutsche Oper Berlin and Washington National Opera; Léonor in La Favorite at Madrid’s Teatro Real; Giovanna Seymour in Anna Bolena at the Metropolitan Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago; Fenena in Nabucco at Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera, and Seattle Opera; Cornelia in Giulio Cesare at Oper Frankfurt; and Fricka, Waltraute, and Second Norn in Houston Grand Opera’s Ring. Future engagements include two appearances at San Francisco Opera, first in her role debut as Sara in Roberto Devereux and as Ježibaba in Rusalka; returns to the Bavarian State Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago as Azucena in Il Trovatore; performances at the Metropolitan Opera as Fricka and Sister Helen Prejean in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking (a role debut) at Atlanta Opera.