The Kennedy Center

Jamie Barton



Biography

The Kennedy Center and Fairfield County's Community Foundation are pleased to honor mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton as recipient of the 2014 Marian Anderson Award.  The winner of both the Main and the Song Prizes at the 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, a winner of the 2007 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and a Grammy nominee, American mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton has been described by The Guardian as “a great artist, no question, with an imperturbable steadiness of tone, and a nobility of utterance that invites comparison not so much with her contemporaries as with mid-20th century greats such as Kirsten Flagstad.” As part of this year's celebration, Jamie will perform with soprano Amber Wagner and baritone Michael Kelly, accompanied by Kathleen Kelly.

Watch Past Performances

Video 10/6/2014: Marian Anderson Award: Jamie Barton

The mezzo-soprano, recipient of the 2014 Marian Anderson Award—a grant for American singers in mid-career—performs a recital accompanied by soprano Amber Wagner, baritone Michael Kelly, and pianist Kathleen Kelly. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person.

Jamie Barton