It was lovely speaking with @euronews_deutsch during the @enescu_festival about my ongoing collaboration with @xavierdemaistre. We have spent many years performing together and look forward to more in the future! I hope you enjoy watching our full interview through the link in my stories.
Here I am today singing my first Wagner role “the Woodbird” in Siegfried. It was not on my plans to sing in a Wagner opera at all, didn’t think I could do it!
The debut is with no pressure at all 😂... in @staatsoperberlin with maestro Daniel Barenboim and Staatskapelle.
And when I name the rest of the cast of this [Siegfried]: Andreas Schager, Iréne Theorin, Michael Volle, Stephan Rügamer, Falk Struckmann, Jochen Schmeckenbecher, Anna Larsson.
Insane right? .
~It’s a real honor to be part of these production. And I get to experience something new, to sing from the orchestra pit behind the trombones! Feels good to be down there for once!
Toi toi toi 🍀
The idea that skinny singers are more believable as romantic leads is, pardon me, a bullshit argument. Look around! Audiences of *all* sizes deserve to see themselves on stage and I'm proud to bring my own queer fat femme energy to Last Night of @BBC_Proms. A MASSIVE thank you to @thetimes@timesarts for letting me bring awareness to issues that matter to me: bi visibility, ditching diet culture, opera's #metoo reckoning, and how reducing women to mere beauty diminishes all the superpowers in our collective arsenal! You can read the article on my website (link in bio) or google The Times + Jamie Barton.
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I had a blast at the Last Night of the Proms!! 🏳️🌈😊🏳️🌈 What a joy it was... the energy from the audience was absolutely electric!! I was truly honored to be asked by the @bbc_proms to take part in this iconic celebration, and was proud to join in on the flag waving with a flag that represents inclusivity, diversity, acceptance, and above all, love. 💗💜💙 (📸: BBC/Chris Christodoulou) (Hair and makeup by the AMAZING @jimmycortes_!)
About last night: an unexpected early start to my 2019/2020 season, with a JUMP IN at the @staatsoperhamburg singing KOMPONIST in Ariadne auf Naxos. .
With 24hrs notice, I dropped what I was doing, got to the airport & flew to Hamburg (studying all the way!). I had previously sung the role 3 years ago, making my role debut at the Bayerische Staatsoper.
In the morning I met a wonderful pianist for 45 mins and looked through the music, then had a costume fitting. Followed by a 90 minute rehearsal with the director to learn the staging. After that, a short nap, and into make up! it was all muscle memory and wonderful colleagues 😅
Thank you to everybody at the Staatsoper Hamburg for your hospitality, your patience and your support! I was delighted to return to a city I really love 🥰
I LOVE singing French music, and am loving Japan, so singing Marguerite today in Tokyo makes me feel like I am #winningatlife. Feeling so happy and blessed! 💕 I recorded this minutes before going on stage during the final part of my warmup (singing a few bits of my role.). More fun on Stories!! #royaloperajapan
La Domenica è fatta per.... L'antepiano di LA TRAVIATA che andrà in scena al Teatro delle Muse di Ancona VENERDÌ 20 Settembre alle 20.30 e DOMENICA 22 Settembre alle 16.00
Il domestico di Flora vi aspetta, ma non ritardate troppo che poi la cena si fredda.
The audience in San Antonio was incredible last night!
Not only did they give me the “Tosca applause”, but they cheered when I stabbed Scarpia! Twice!!! 🔪
It was an incredible evening I will not soon forget! It was high school night and the students were so into it - the energy was amazing! I had the opportunity to meet some choir and band students from KIPP high school backstage, and they were so excited! It was really an awesome evening! I was also visited by some @baldwinwallace alumni, and a student from the @bwconservatory summer VOI and they brought me yellow roses of Texas!! 💛
Thank you all in San Antonio for welcoming us and loving our show! We felt all the love on stage! Can’t wait to be back in Texas next week for our concert with @fortworthopera!