Jamie Barton to Open Pace University's VOCE AT PACE, 11/3
Grammy-nominated mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, one of the greatest operatic artists of this generation, will kick off Pace's concert series VOCE AT PACE: Rising Opera Stars. At age 32, Ms. Barton has already gained international attention since winning the 2013 Cardiff Singer of the World competition and Cardiff Singer of the World Song Prize, in addition to a slew of other honors and prizes.
On October 24 and 28, Ms. Barton will make her role debut as Adalgisa in this season's revival of Bellini's Norma at the Metropolitan Opera. She made her Metropolitan Opera debut in 2009 as Second Lady in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, a role she has sung with the company in both the original German version and abridged, English-language adaption of the opera.
With a voice lauded by The Guardian as having "a nobility of utterance that invites comparison not so much with her contemporaries as with mid-20th century greats," Ms. Bartok's performance is not to be missed.
Ms. Barton's performance is part of Pace University's concert series VOCE AT PACE: Rising Opera Stars. Paul Appleby and Nadine Sierra will also be performing in VOCE AT PACE: Rising Opera Stars later this winter.
Pace Presents performances take place at The Michael SchimMel Center for the Arts located at 3 Spruce Street between Park Row and Gold Street in downtown Manhattan.