" Both servants were portrayed with panache…the nimble mezzo-soprano was a perky Betty" - New York Times
American mezzo-soprano SarahAnn Duffy is a passionate interpreter of opera, oratorio, song, and contemporary music.
In the 2019-2020 season, SarahAnn joins Palm Beach Opera as a Bailey Apprentice Artist where she will study cover both Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, and Hansel in Hansel und Gretel.
This past summer SarahAnn joined Teatro Nuovo, directed by William Crutchfield, as a Studio Artist in the 2018-2019 season and performed in both Giochino Rossini’s La gazza ladra and Vincenzo Bellini’s La strainera. Other season highlights include her debut at the National Sawdust performing two New York premieres.
SarahAnn has most recently appeared as Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, Rose in the Albany Symphony’s Star Wars: The Last Maestro with David Alan Miller, the alto soloist in Handel’s Messiah with Classics on Hudson, and as Ljubica in Ana Sokolović’s Serbian opera, Svadba (2015) with the Bard College Conservatory Vocal Arts Program curated by Dawn Upshaw. She was also seen as the mezzo soloist, Maria, in Ottorino Respighi’s Laud to the Nativity, Betty in Salieri’s Falstaff, Valetto in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea and as the alto soloist in a staged performance of Stravinsky’s Pulcinella.
Originally from Cortlandt Manor, NY, SarahAnn received her bachelor of music from the New England Conservatory and her master of music from the Vocal Arts Program at Bard College Conservatory under the mentorship of Dawn Upshaw and Kayo Iwama.