The celebrated American mezzo-soprano is the winner of the Beverly Sills Artist Award and Richard Tucker Award, both Main and Song Prizes at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, the BBC Music Magazine Personality of the Year Award, and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. In addition to her role debut as Gluck’s Orfeo at the Metropolitan Opera, she has recently portrayed Princess Eboli/Don Carlo (Washington, Berlin); Léonor/La favorite (Madrid, Houston), Adalgisa/Norma (Met, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco); Fricka and Waltraute/Ring cycle (Met, San Francisco, Houston, Washington); Azucena/Il trovatore (Chicago, Munich, Cincinnati); Giovanna/Anna Bolena (Chicago, Met); Sara/ Roberto Devereux (San Francisco); Ježibaba/Rusalka (San Francisco, Met); Fenena/Nabucco (Seattle, London); and Sister Helen Prejean/Dead Man Walking (Atlanta). Barton has also appeared in concert with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (Jake Heggie’s The Work at Hand, world premiere) and the major orchestras of New York, Philadelphia, London, and Toronto, among others. Barton has appeared in recital across the U.S. and U.K. Her debut solo album, All Who Wander, featuring songs by Mahler, Dvořák, and Sibelius, was shortlisted by the International Classical Music Awards and Gramophone Classical Music Awards.