Sara Beth Pearson

Sara Beth Pearson

Spinto Soprano

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«As Nedda, Pearson has the uncanny ability to use her voice to draw the audience into her dual world of her character’s deceit and self-pity»
DC Metro Theater Arts (2017)
«Sara Beth Pearson sang Lauretta's celebrated supplication strongly»
Opera News (2017)
«Sara Stewart [Pearson]'s Nedda was impressive. Her voice revealed considerable promise and she fleshed out the character effectively»
The Baltimore Sun (2017)
«[Pearson], a remarkable humorist in her own right, possessed a sense of comedic timing and display that immediately enamored her to the audience. An adorable gossip with an infectiously mischievous mega-watt smile and a sense of dramatic flair to match ...[Pearson]’s Lucy traipses the fine line of physical comedy, at once engaging and funny."»
Reviewfix.com (2017)
2017Puccini: ToscaFloria Tosca
2017Verdi: La Forza del DestinoLeonora
2017Ravel: ShéhérazadeShéhérazade
2016Puccini: La BohèmeMimì
2016Verdi: NabuccoFenena
2016Donizetti: PoliutoPaolina
2016Verdi: Il TrovatoreLeonora
2015Puccini: Suor AngelicaAngelica
2015Puccini: Gianni SchicchiLauretta
2015Mozart: Don GiovanniDonna Elvira
2015Floyd: SusannahSusannah Polk
2014Puccini: Madama ButterflyCio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly)
2014Leoncavallo: PagliacciNedda
2014Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroContessa d'Almaviva
2010Puccini: La BohèmeMimì
2010Leoncavallo: PagliacciNedda
2009Verdi: AidaVoice Of The High Priestess
2008Puccini: Madama ButterflyKate
2005Puccini: Gianni SchicchiLauretta
2004Puccini: La RondineYvette
2002Bizet: CarmenMicaëla
2002Mozart: Cosi fan tutteFiordiligi

Bio




Sara Beth Pearson is a versatile artist known for her rich, warm tone and impressive acting. With Verismo at the core of her repertoire, it is also at the core of her approach to every character she embodies, seeking out what is real and true in even the most convoluted of operatic plots. 

Currently based in New York City, Ms. Pearson studied at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University in the studio of master pedagogue, Stanley Cornett. She began her career in the Baltimore/Washington region, and while performing the small role of Sister Catherine in Dead Man Walking, she was invited into the studio of Metropolitan Opera star, Diana Soviero, under whose influence she developed her unique artistry. In 2010, after highly successful debuts as Nedda and Mimi, she joined the forces of the Metropolitan Opera's renowned Chorus. She was a full time chorister for three seasons during which time she was featured in several solos. After this intense period of professional and personal growth, and with a newly minted perspective on the art form, she left the security and prestige of her position in order to foment the work by having a greater personal impact on audiences.












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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Puccini: Tosca Floria Tosca No Amore Opera 2017
Verdi: La Forza del Destino Leonora No New Amsterdam Opera 2017
Ravel: Shéhérazade Shéhérazade 2017
Puccini: La Bohème Mimì Immediately Amore Opera 2016
Verdi: Nabucco Fenena Immediately Center for Jewish History 2016

Awards

Concurso de canto lirico Trujillo peru, 3rd prize
2016