Jamie Barton [pictured] will sing Eboli in this season’s new production of the original five-act French version of Verdi’s Don Carlos, replacing Elīna Garanča, who has withdrawn.

American mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton adds a new role to her Met repertory as Eboli, a role she has previously sung in Italian at Washington National Opera and Deutsche Oper Berlin. A winner of the Met’s National Council Auditions in 2007, she made her Met debut in 2009 as the Second Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, followed by turns as Adalgisa in Bellini’s Norma, Giovanna Seymour in Donizetti’s Anna Bolena, Fenena in Verdi’s Nabucco, Ježibaba in Dvořák’s Rusalka, Fricka in Wagner’s Das Rheingold andDie Walküre,and Orfeo in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice. A recipient of the Met’s 2017 Beverly Sills Artist Award, the 2015 Richard Tucker Award, and the 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, she has also performed at San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, Bavarian State Opera, and the Teatro Real in Madrid, among many others.

The new staging of Don Carlos opens on February 28, 2022, and is directed by David McVicar and conducted by Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The production will also star Matthew Polenzani in the title role, Sonya Yoncheva as Élisabeth de Valois, Etienne Dupuis as Rodrigue, Eric Owens as Philippe II, and John Relyea as the Grand Inquisitor.

Performances are February 28, March 3, 6, 10, 13, 18, 22 and 26; Patrick Furrer will conduct the March 18 performance. The March 26 matinee will be transmitted live to cinemas around the world as part of the Met’s Live in HD series.

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