Sara Womble, soprano
Sara Womble's performances have been reviewed as "luminous," (The Boston Globe), "beguiling" (Opera News), possessing "clarity and ethereal quality" (Boston Musical Intelligencer), and "a revelation, singing freely, with power when called upon" (Classical Voice America).
Sara is a Boston Lyric Opera Emerging Artist alumna. Based in Boston, she enjoys an ongoing relationship with her hometown opera company, where she created the leading role of A Girl in the world premier of Tod Machover's Schoenberg in Hollywood. Her other roles with the company include Lucia in Britten's The Rape of Lucretia, Barbarina/Susanna cover in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro, and the Shepherd Boy in Puccini's Tosca. She was slated to cover Cleopatra in BLO's production of Handel's Giulio Cesare, which was unfortunately canceled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sara returns to BLO in the 2020/21 season to sing the Dew Fairy and cover Gretel in Humperdinck's Hansel & Gretel.
Sara has a particular affinity for Mozart, and is currently singing Pamina in Opera Neo's full virtual production of Die Zauberflöte. This is her third Mozart heroine with Opera Neo, in addition to Ilia in Idomeneo, and Zerlina in Don Giovanni.
Other recent roles include Frasquita in Bizet's Carmen with North Carolina Opera, St. Margaret in Honneger's Jeanne d'Arc au bücher and Lady Ella in Gilbert & Sullivan's Patience with Odyssey Opera, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with Point Loma Opera.
Sara graduated Phi beta kappa and Magna cum laude from Duke University, where she double-majored in English and Vocal Performance. She received her Masters in Music from Boston University.