Roman Jamie Barton has been crowned the BBC’s Cardiff Singer of the World.
The mezzo soprano took home the illustrious title Sunday afternoon after a grueling month-long competition in the United Kingdom, where she went up against some of the top opera and concert singers from all over the world.
And, not only did she take the top honors in the competition, Barton was awarded the Singer of the World prize---a distinction she won above 20 other international competitors.
The BBC Cardiff Singer of the World is the premiere competition for opera and concert singers.
Barton grew up in Rome and went to Shorter College.
Below is a video of her final, award-winning performance by the BBC.
A Rome-native is representing America in an international singing competition across the pond.
Jamie Barton, who grew up in Rome and went to Shorter University, is one of five finalists named in the BBC’s Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. At the beginning of June, hundreds of young concert and opera singers from all across the world were narrowed down to a group of 20 to compete for the illustrious title. From that pool of talent, five were chosen, one of which was the Rome mezzo-soprano.
The finale for the competition will be broadcast on BBC Television on Sunday. If she wins, she could receive 15,000 Euros and have an in with both the BBC and Welsh National Opera.
For more information on the competition, click here.