About

Praised for her dynamic stage presence and warmly expressive vocalism, Sara Womble is a Boston Lyric Opera Steven and Jane Aiken Emerging Artist alumna, where she made her debut as Barbarina, and covered Susanna, in BLO’s 2017 production of Le nozze di Figaro. Reviews described her performance as “bubbly,” “striking,” “like a charming, bright ray of sunlight,” and possessing “a large sound unexpected in the role.”

During the 2018/19 season, Sara will create the leading role of A Girl in Tod Machover’s Schoenberg in Hollywood, premiering at Boston Lyric Opera in November 2018. She returns to North Carolina Opera in January to sing Frasquita in Carmen, and to BLO in March to sing Lucia in The Rape of Lucretia.

In the summer of 2018, Sara returned to Opera NEO to debut the role of Ilia in Idomeneo. San Diego Story wrote of her performance, “from Ilia’s opera-opening aria ‘Padre, germani, addio,” Sara Womble’s supple, warm soprano immediately won the hearts of the audience.” Reviewing Opera NEO’s opening aria concert, the same publication described her as an “impressive soprano” who “sang ‘Regnava nel silenzio’ from Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, beautifully shaping the composer’s long, undulating lines with deft dynamic shading and shimmering accuracy in those high bel canto leaps.”

Last season, Sara appeared as the Shepherdess in BLO’s Tosca, in which Artsfuse.org wrote that she “made bright, fluent work of the Shepherdess’s song.” She made her debut with North Carolina Opera singing Countess Ceprano in Rigoletto. She also made her North Carolina concert debut as a soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Winston-Salem Symphony.

Other recent engagements include Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with Point Loma Opera, Zerlina in Don Giovanni as an Apprentice Artist with Opera NEO, and St. Margaret in Honneger’s Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher and Lady Ella in Patience with Odyssey Opera. Sara received her Master’s degree from Boston University, as a student of Sharon Daniels. Her roles at BU included La Fée in Cendrillon, Rosalba in Florencia en el Amazonas, Ruth Baldwin in Later the Same Evening, and Presendia in Dark Sisters.

Before her singing career, Sara graduated Phi beta kappa and Magna cum laude from Duke University, where she double-majored in English and Vocal Performance. It was during her time at Duke, thanks to encouragement from beloved teachers, professors, and coaches, that she found that her studies merged seamlessly into her creative life as a writer, singer, and scholar. During her senior year, she wrote and performed an honors thesis on the feminist undertones in Franz Liszt’s O quand je dors, which was awarded highest distinction.

 

“Soprano Sara Womble is a compelling stage presence and brought spirit and wit to the role of Susanna. Vocally, she was perhaps the best-suited to the repertoire, with a warm, clear tone, buoyancy and agility of delivery, with impressive execution of arpeggios and cadenzas.”
Kate Stringer

Boston Musical Intelligencer

Calendar

Upcoming

November 14-18, 2018
Schoenberg in Hollywood (A Girl)
Tod Machover (World Premier)
Boston Lyric Opera
Director: Karole Armitage; Conductor: David Angus
Boston, MA

January 25-27, 2019
Carmen (Frasquita)
Georges Bizet
North Carolina Opera
Director: Fenlon Lamb; Conductor: Keitaro Harada
Raleigh, NC

March 11-17, 2019
The Rape of Lucretia (Lucia)
Benjamin Britten
Boston Lyric Opera
Director: Sarna Lapine; Conductor: David Angus
Boston, MA

Recent Past

August 10-11, 2018
Idomeneo (Ilia)
W. A. Mozart
Opera NEO
Director: Peter Kozma
Palisades Amphitheater
San Diego, CA

February 11, 2018
The Bard, the Diva, and the Showman
Boston Lyric Opera Signature Series
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston, MA

February 3-24, 2018
Hansel and Gretel (Gretel)
Engelbert Humperdinck
Touring Educational Program
Boston Lyric Opera

February 17, 2018
Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher (St. Margaret)
Arthur Honegger
Odyssey Opera
Conductor: Gil Rose
Sanders Theatre
Cambridge, MA

January 26-28, 2018
Rigoletto (Countess Ceprano)
Giuseppe Verdi
North Carolina Opera
Director: Matthew Lata; Conductor: Joseph Rescigno
Raleigh, NC

December 12-13, 2017
Messiah
G. F. Handel
Winston-Salem Symphony
Conductor: Robert Moody
Winston-Salem, NC

October 13-22, 2017
Tosca (Shepherdess)
Giacomo Puccini
Boston Lyric Opera
Director: Crystal Manich; Conductor: David Stern
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theater
Boston, MA

July 2, 2017
Le nozze di Figaro (Susanna)
W. A. Mozart
Point Loma Opera
Director: Peter Kozma; Music Director: Ines Irawati
Crill Auditorium
San Diego, California

June 2-3, 2017
Patience (Lady Ella)
W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
Odyssey Opera
Director: Frank Kelley; Conductor: Gil Rose
Huntington Theatre
Boston, MA

April 28-May 7, 2017
Le nozze di Figaro (Barbarina/Susanna cover)
W. A. Mozart
Boston Lyric Opera
Director: Rosetta Cucci; Conductor: David Angus
John Hancock Hall
Boston, MA

August 12-13, 2016
Don Giovanni (Zerlina)
W. A. Mozart
Opera NEO
Director: Peter Kozma
Palisades Amphitheater
San Diego, CA

March 23-April 1, 2016
La Grotta di Trofonio (Dori) *US Premiere | Antonio Salieri
Lowell House Opera | Cambridge, MA

October 2-11, 2015
La bohème (Ensemble) | Giacomo Puccini
Boston Lyric Opera | Boston, MA

August 14, 2015
Le nozze di Figaro (Susanna) | W. A. Mozart
Opera del West | Natick, MA

June 25-28, 2015
La bohème (Musetta cover) | Giacomo Puccini
NEMPAC Opera | Boston, MA

April 16-19, 2015
Cendrillon (La Fée) | Jules Massenet
Boston University Opera | Boston, MA

Monday, February 16, 2015
Opera del West Valentines Cabaret
Natick, MA

October 18-19, 2014
Later the Same Evening (Ruth Baldwin) | John Musto
Boston University Fringe Festival | Boston, MA

August 1-3, 2014
The Seagull (Masha) *New England Premiere | Thomas Pasatieri
Opera del West | Natick, MA

 

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