" 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.
In the 2018-2019 season, SarahAnn joins Teatro Nuovo, directed by William Crutchfield as a Studio Artist where she will be covering the role of Lucia in Rossini’s La gazza ladra. In the fall, SarahAnn will be an Apprentice Artist at Palm Beach Opera for their 2019-2020 season.
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 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 2018-2017 season SarahAnn appeared as the alto soloist in a staged production of Stravinsky’s Pulcinella. Other recent performances include Valetto in Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea with dell'Arte Opera Ensemble.
An avid performer of new music, SarahAnn made her debut at the National Sawdust performing two New York premieres this past April. Alongside members of the Bard College Conservatory’s Vocal Arts Program, SarahAnn sang the role of Ljubica in the Serbian Opera, Svadba (Ana Sokolović, 2015) as well as the premiere performance of Christopher Theofanidis' Cows of the Apollo at the Aspen Opera Theater Center in 2015.
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. She currently studies with Lorraine Nubar.