Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, a Studio member at Houston Grand Opera for two seasons, has won the prestigious Cardiff Singer of the World Competition in Wales. This is in addition to already winning
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Barton will be back in Houston in 2014 to sing the Fricka role in Das Rheingold https://www.houstongrandopera.org/Site/tickets/calendar/view.aspx?PerfId=2302 in Houston Grand Opera's first foray into Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle.
Here's an example of what she can do with a role, and why her voice has become so acclaimed: