Photo Courtesy of Indiana University. Copyright Holder: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera.
Jamie Barton, our Armuchee girl, has made it bigtime in opera this year. We have known Jamie since she was a young teen. She is one of the finest, most unassuming kids ever - unbelievable pipes but definitely not the stereotypical prima donna. Today NPR broadcast the finals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Jamie's two arias were outstanding, as I knew they would be. She sang the witch's aria from Hansel und Gretel with great skill and humor. And our local kid was one of six Grand Prize winners! Congratulations, Jamie!