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March 23, 2019 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
The 2018–2019 Renée Fleming VOICES series continues with Jamie Barton on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. in the Terrace Theater. Accompanied by pianist Kathleen Kelly, Barton’s one-night-only recital will feature classics from Haydn, Strauss, and Ravel while showcasing the voices of women, including works by composers Nadia and Lili Boulanger and Americans Elinor Remick Warren and Amy Beach. Barton’s performance also features Love After 1950, a contemporary song cycle by Libby Larsen that uses offbeat vocal styles like blues, tango, and honky-tonk to evoke different moods. Tickets for this program are $49–$69.
Praised by Gramophone as having “the sort of instrument you could listen to all day, in any sort of repertoire,” Georgia native Jamie Barton has brought her vivacious mezzo-soprano to the world’s most renowned stages, captivating audiences at Carnegie Hall, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Teatro Real Madrid, and the Metropolitan Opera. Her debut solo album, All Who Wander, featuring songs by Mahler, Dvořák, and Sibelius, was recently named winner of the 2018 BBC Music Magazine Vocal Award. Barton is the recipient of the Kennedy Center’s 2014 Marian Anderson Vocal Award, and last appeared at Washington National Opera portraying Princess Eboli in Don Carlo (2018) and Waltraute and 2nd Norn in Wagner’s RingCycle (2016).
“From the classical world, where virtuosity and technique are developed to Olympic standards, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton is a singer of such spectacular gifts that she has won virtually every top award there is: the Richard Tucker Prize, the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, to name but three. And her star is still rising,” says Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor-at-Large Renée Fleming. “Jamie’s powerful, sumptuously beautiful voice, combined with her personal warmth and artistic intelligence, make her performances unforgettable; and I expect that the opportunity to hear her in an intimate space like the Terrace Theater will become even rarer as she continues to conquer the world’s great opera houses.”
The Renée Fleming VOICES series includes performances by outstanding artists from a wide range of genres including Broadway, jazz, pop, and opera. The 2018–2019 season continues with Theo Bleckmann (Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 9 p.m.), and Patina Miller (Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.).
Tickets ($49-$69) are available from the Kennedy Center Box Office, online atwww.kennedy-center.org, and by calling (202) 467-4600. To purchase a subscription for the Renée Fleming VOICES series, patrons should visit the Box Office, call the Subscription Office at (202) 416-8500, or go to www.kennedy-center.org/
subscribe. Groups of 20 or more may contact the Kennedy Center Group Sales office at (202) 416-8400.