" 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, and contemporary music.
SarahAnn has most recently appeared as Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, as the mezzo soloist, Maria, in Ottorino Respighi’s Laud to the Nativity with the Bard College Conservatory’s graduate Vocal Arts Program curated by Dawn Upshaw, the alto soloist in Handel’s Messiah with Classics on Hudson, and Star Wars: The Last Maestro, as Rose, with the Albany Symphony and David Alan Miller in the 2018 season. She has also appeared in a Serbian opera, Svadba (Ana Sokolovic, 2015) as Ljubica, and the alto soloist in a staged production of Stravinsky’s Pulcinella, as well as a soloist in Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass with the Bard College Conservatory’s Chamber Choir led by James Bagwell.
This summer, she will be covering the role of Lucia in Rossini’s La gazza ladra as a Studio Artist at Teatro Nuovo, formerly known as the Caramoor Summer Music Festival, directed by William Crutchfield. In the fall, SarahAnn will be an Apprentice Artist at Palm Beach Opera. Other events on the 2019 season include a concert premiering contemporary art songs at National Sawdust.
Other recent performances include Valetto in Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea with dell'Arte Opera Ensemble, and the premiere performance of Christopher Theofanidis' Cows of the Apollo with Robert Spano at the Aspen Opera Theater Center.
SarahAnn received her bachelor of music from the New England Conservatory and is a current member of the Vocal Arts Program at Bard College Conservatory (Master of Music 2019), under the mentorship of Dawn Upshaw and Kayo Iwama where she studies with Lorraine Nubar.