Beverly Sills, a soprano and Met chairwoman who died in 2007, established the honor for singers aged 25 to 40. Past winners include Nathan Gunn, Joyce DiDonato and Matthew Polenzani. The annual prize for a young singer includes a $50,000 award.
Jamie Barton opens the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Dvořák’s Rusalka Thursday, February 2nd.
All Who Wander
Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton burst upon the global opera and concert scene in recent years after having won many of the world’s most prestigious prizes for vocal excellence and accomplishments. Delos has scored a major coup in releasing her debut album.