Mezzo Extravaganza

Duration: 80 minutes
Composer: Various
Librettist: Various
Available: December 2020

This extravaganza celebrates the incredible work of The Atlanta Opera Company and Studio Players who sing at the sultry end of the musical staff. Superstars Jamie Barton, Gabrielle Beteag, Daniela Mack, and Megan Marino planned an evening of operatic favorites and explorations into the wider realm of mezzo-soprano greatness that met with audience acclaim on November 10th in the Atlanta Opera Big Tent.

Concert program

“Carceleras” Las hijas del Zebedeo, Chapí – Daniela Mack

“Songs My Mother Taught Me” Gypsy Songs, Dvořák – Jamie Barton

“Voi, che sapete” Le nozze di Figaro, Mozart – Megan Marino

“Hurr Hopp Hopp Hopp” Hansel and Gretel, Humperdinck – Gabrielle Beteag

Many more…
And a barn-burning Carmen finale featuring all four artists



Jamie Barton

Critically acclaimed by virtually every major outlet covering classical music, American mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton is increasingly recognized for how she uses her powerful instrument offstage.

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Gabrielle Beteag

A native of Atlanta, Gabrielle Beteag, mezzo soprano, was named a Grand Finals Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, where she was praised for her “choice voice” and “dramatically vivid” performance.

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Daniela Mack

She leads the vanguard of a new generation of opera singers, infusing her artistry with a mix of intensity, adventurousness, and effortless charisma.

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Megan Marino

American-Italian mezzo-soprano Megan Marino is a “gifted actress with a strong, appealing voice graced by a rich lower register” (Opera News). Her recent credits include the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Opéra National de Paris and the Atlanta Opera, where she made her company debut as Olga in Eugene Onegin.

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Elena Kholodova

Elena Kholodova is an internationally recognized collaborative pianist and vocal coach. Menton’s French magazine called her “the brilliant Russian pianist, who impressed the audience with the beauty of the sound and amazing technique.”

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