Sarah Beaty

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The Industry Credits

Biography

Sarah Beaty, mezzo-soprano, has been hailed as “the model of bel canto clarity and brilliance” by ClevelandClassical. Despite her affinity for bel canto opera and Medieval music, Sarah’s true passion is contemporary opera. She has been fortunate enough to collaborate with The Industry on many world premieres including Invisible Cities, Hopscotch, Galileo, and Bonnie & Clyde (Second Take 2017), as well as In C at the Hammer Museum, Nimbus installation, and scenes in First Take 2017.

Other contemporary opera credits include a world premiere as the title role in Clara, a new opera by Victoria Bond about the life and loves of Clara Schumann, on the Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival in NYC’s Symphony Space. In 2013 she premiered Prometheus Bound with the Center for New Performance at the Getty Villa Amphitheater. She is a founding member of Blue Streak, a contemporary chamber ensemble based in Cleveland, OH, directed by composer Margaret Brouwer.

Also a lover of (very) early music, Sarah co-founded Vocatrix, an LA-based ensemble which brings together medievalists in performances of the music of Hildegard. She recently reprised her role as Castitas in Hildegard’s rarely performed Ordo Virtutum with Vocatrix, and their recent performance on the Monday Evening Concert Series was praised in the LA Times by Mark Swed saying it was “sung with blinding luminosity.”

Sarah has been heard as Diana in Cavalli’s Baroque opera La Calisto. Other opera roles include Dryad in Ariadne auf Naxos, Maddalena in Rigoletto, Mozart’s Serpetta, Dorabella, Second Lady and Cherubino, Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor, Flora in La Traviata, among others. Sarah has been a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, CityMusic Cleveland Orchestra, Pacific Chorale, the Camerata of LA, National Chorale, and has performed at the Hollywood Bowl, Disney Concert Hall, Carnegie Hall, the National Opera Center, and Avery Fisher Hall.

In 2012, she spent 6 months in Macao, China, as a featured opera singer at The Venetian. Sarah is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and is also an accomplished violinist and flutist. In LA she regularly sings with Pacific Opera Project, Pacific Chorale, John Alexander Singers, and at St. James Episcopal Church. When she’s not performing, Sarah teaches private voice lessons.

Meet Sarah Beaty

Press

Mezzo-soprano Sarah Beaty was mesmerizing…she sang with a purity of sound that still filled the room with an array of colors.

, ClevelandClassical.com

Beaty was outstanding in the three Brahms songs on the program, demonstrating her mastery of the art song as she sang…with emotion, humor and intelligence.

, The Plain Dealer

…the series opened its season with some of (Hildegard’s) rapturous hymns and songs sung with blinding luminosity by five female soloists (accompanied by harp and vielle) from Ensemble Vocatrix, who didn’t so much take one’s breath away as hyper-oxygenate the Colburn School’s Zipper Concert Hall.

, LA Times

Sarah Beaty was the model of bel canto clarity and brilliance

, ClevelandClassical.com

Two short arias from American master John Harbison’s iconic opera The Great Gatsby followed, sung beautifully and expressively by mezzo-soprano Sarah Beaty…shining most clearly in her dramatic portrayal of the texts.

, i care if you listen

(Beaty) sings with real passion and attention to baroque details, with proper embellishments.

, Los Angeles Daily News