Jamie Barton

When she was a child, she taught wood- and metal work to boy scouts, caught reptiles, and sang bluegrass on the side. Jamie Barton, who grew up on a farm in the State of Georgia, did not discover classical music until she was a teenager. She says that it was unsuccessful piano lessons that nevertheless opened her heart for Chopin. Then, somebody gave her a CD with opera music, and the rest is history … as a young woman, she trained with an iron will to become an opera singer, and in January of 2016, she appeared – not for the first time – at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, singing the role of Giovanna Seymour in Donizetti’s opera “Anna Bolena.” Georg Hirsch found Jamie Barton to be a lively interviewee with a great sense of humor.

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