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Sara Emerson, soprano
                    sara.soprano@gmail.com                  734.576.1183                    saralemerson.com

Roles

Mistress of the Novices

Suor Angelica

West Michigan Opera Project

2016

First Lady

Die Zauberflöte

Connecticut Lyric Opera

2014

Mimi (understudy)

La Boheme

Opera Grand Rapids, Michigan

2012

Second Lady

Die Zauberflöte

Opera Grand Rapids, Michigan

2012

Mother

Amahl and the Night Visitors

Southwest Michigan Symphony

2010

Venus

Orpheus in the Underworld

Bowling Green State University Opera

2008

Cleria

La virtú de strali d´Amore

North American Premiere BGSU* Opera

2007

Partial Roles 

Countess

Le nozze di Figaro

Asheville Lyric Opera, North Carolina

2012

Fiordiligi

Cosí fan tutte

Asheville Lyric Opera, North Carolina

2012

Giulietta

Romeo et Giulietta

Asheville Lyric Opera, North Carolina

2012

Violetta

La Traviata

Bowling Green State University Opera

2008


Musical Theater 

Marion Paroo

The Music Man

Paw Paw Theater, Michigan

2014

Lady Larken

Once Upon a Mattress

Paw Paw Theater, Michigan

2013

Nettie Fowler

Carousel

Southwest Michigan Symphony

2009

Mary Contrary

Babes in Toyland

Comic Opera Guild, Michigan

2005


Soloist-Concert

Operetta Concert

Carmina Burana


AIMS+ Festival Orchestra, Graz, Austria

Lake Michigan Orchestra

2016

2016

Then Sings My Soul


Trinity Summer Concert Series, Michigan

2015

Messiah (excerpts)


Portage United Church, Michigan

2014

Bach Festival Concert


Kalamazoo Bach Festival, Michigan

2013

Krasl Art Center Recital


Krasl Art Center Music Series, Michigan

2011

Bachianas Brasileiras: Aria


Carnegie Hall, New York

2010


Awards

First Place

Opera Idol Competition

Evanston, Illinois

2015

Winner

Holland Chorale Nicholas Loren Vocal Competition

Holland, Michigan

2013

Finalist

Harold Haugh Light Opera Competition

Jackson, Michigan

2012-13

Finalist

Just Love to Sing! Opera Competition

Concord, New Hampshire

2012

Second Place

International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition

Boston, Massachusetts

2008

First Place

Bowling Green State University Chamber Music Competition

Bowling Green, Ohio

2008

Second Place

Marjorie Conrad Peatee Art Song Competition

Bowling Green, Ohio

2008


Education 

Bowling Green State University*

Master of Music

Voice Performance

2008

University of Michigan

Bachelor of Music

Voice Performance with Teaching Certificate 

2006


Training

American Institute of Musical Studies+

Opera Studio

Graz, Austria

2016

Sherrill Milnes’ VOICE Opera Program

Festival Artist

Savannah, Georgia

2015

Connecticut Lyric Opera

Summer Institute

Hartford, Connecticut

2014

Asheville Lyric Opera

Summer Artist Training Program

Asheville, North Carolina

2012

German and French Studies

Immersion Language Studies

Graz & Salzburg, Austria; Tours, France

2007,’16


Teachers

Coaches

Conductors

Directors

Nicholas Loren

Kathryn Wright

Adrian Sylvan

Patricia Herman

Myra Merritt

Kevin Bylsma

Robert Lyall

Scott Calcagno

Martha Sheil

Vance Reese

Robin Fountain

Joshua Major

Jayne Sleder

Timothy Cheek

Emily Freeman Brown

Jon Truitt


Special Skills:
Pianist, Organist, Choral Conductor, K-12 Vocal Music Teaching Certification, Founded Chamber Ensemble, Publicity and Marketing 


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Sara Emerson,
Aug 7, 2016, 2:01 PM
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