Jamie Barton on making music with Jake Heggie
American mezzo Jamie Barton, a star of the Metropolitan Opera who brought the house down at the 2019 Last Night of the Proms, has just recorded her second recital album. Catching up with Clive Pagetover the phone from her home in Atlanta, she talks about her musical love affair with Heggie and the joys and challenges of new music.
When and where did you first meet Jake Heggie, and was it musical love at first sight?
Hilariously, we first met after a performance of The Magic Fluteat the Houston Grand Opera Studio. I was singing Third Lady and I was sharing a dressing room with the Pappagena....