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Sarah

Sarah

Coit

Mezzo-Soprano

Mezzo-soprano Sarah Coit enjoyed an exciting year of operatic and symphonic debuts in 2021. She sang Varvara in Katya Kabanova with West Edge Opera and starred as Addison Moore in the film premiere of The Copper Queen by Clint Borzoni with Arizona Opera. As Rosina in Utah Opera’s production of Il barbiere di Siviglia, Utah Arts Review stated “As Rosina, Sarah Coit was captivating. Her opening aria “Una voce poco fa” displayed a clear, natural tone and her phrasing was exquisite.”  Sarah was the alto soloist in Handel’s Messiah with appearances at Symphoria, Winston-Salem Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, and the American Bach Soloists.

 

Upcoming performances in 2022 include Juno in Handel’s Semele with Opera Santa Barbara, Stephano in Romeo et Juliette with San Diego Opera, a return to West Edge Opera for Sesto in Giulio Cesare, Daniel in Handel’s Belshazzar with American Bach Soloists, concerts with Sag Harbor Song Festival and The Neave Trio in Boston, and the role of Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos with Arizona Opera. 2023 performances include Fariba and Wife #3 in the World Premiere of A Thousand Splendid Suns with Seattle Opera and Laurene Powell Jobs in The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs with Utah Opera.

 

In the 2019-20 season, Sarah performed Mercédès in Carmen with Opera Tampa. Her San Francisco Opera debut covering Daniela Mack as Rosmira in Handel’s Partenope with San Francisco Opera was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Sarah Coit was a Vocal Fellow with Ravinia's Steans Music Institute and made several important roles and house debuts in 2018-19. Opera News praised her performance as Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro with Michigan Opera Theatre: “Sarah Coit’s burnished mezzo-soprano gave her Cherubino a seductive tinge. Her pure, lovely “Voi che sapete” confirmed her bright future, made all the more likely by her undeniable aptitude for physical comedy.”  She performed the role of Adonis in the world premiere of Dan Visconti and Cerise Jacobs' ‘Interactive video game opera’ PermaDeath with White Snake Projects in Boston. She made her Seattle Opera debut as Mercédès in Carmen, performed at the Ravinia Festival as a soloist in Bernstein’s Songfest, joined West Edge Opera as Jenny Diver in The Threepenny Opera, sang her first Olga in Eugene Onegin with Livermore Valley Opera, sang the Vivaldi Gloria and Bach Magnificat with the Master Chorale of South Florida, and was heard in a special New Year’s Eve concert with American Bach Soloists joined by Hadleigh Adams.

 

Other roles in her repertoire include Nancy in Albert Herring, Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking, the title role in Giulio Cesare, and the Waitress in the world premiere of Michael Ching’s Speed Dating Tonight.

 

Sarah Coit was a Gerdine Young Artist with Opera Theatre of St. Louis where she covered Richard in the American premiere of Handel’s Richard the Lionheart. She spent two years as a Resident Artist with Utah Opera, where she sang the Shepherd, White Cat, and Squirrel in L’Enfant et les sortilèges with the Utah Symphony and performed the roles of Mercédès in Carmen and Zerlina in Don Giovanni on the mainstage. As an apprentice artist at the Santa Fe Opera, she covered the roles of Erika in Barber's Vanessa, and Laurene Powell Jobs in the world premiere of Mason Bates' The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs. As Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor, Classical Review remarked “…mezzo-soprano Sarah Coit distinguished herself as Alisa, especially in the gorgeous sextet."

 

A 2017 National Semi-finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, she has received prizes from the George London Foundation and the Handel Aria Competition.

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