Sara Hershkowitz

Sara Hershkowitz

Coloratura Soprano

"Sara Hershkowitz as the four female heroines posesses a flexible and attractive voice with a huge presence--a kind of wild, beautiful animal."Opernwelt
Hire Sara Hershkowitz ›
2018Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannDapertutto
2017Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosZerbinetta


Soprano Sara Hershkowitz is a native of Los Angeles, California and is the recipient of two nominations in Opernwelt for Singer of the Year, both for her portrayal of Zaide in the German Premiere of Mozart/Czernowin’s Zaide Adama, and for Donna Anna in Don Giovanni. In 2017 she debuted as Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos with the Nordnorsk Oper, and has also been heard in roles such as Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier, The Governess in Turn of the Screw, the Infantin Donna Klara in Zemlinsky’s Der Zwerg. In 2016 Ms. Hershkowitz celebrated a unique success portraying the four female heroines Stella/Olympia/Antonia/Giulietta in Les Contes Hoffmann in Wuppertal. Operwelt described her as " posessing a flexible, beautiful voice with a huge presence--a kind of wild, beautiful animal..."and Opernglas described her interpretatoion of the four heroines as " expressive, tender, robust, and yet still fragile."In 2015 Sara Hershkowitz appeared at the Maggio Musical Fiorentino as the Governess in Benjamin Britten’s Turn of the Screw. In the same season she made debuted at the Theater an der Wien as Servilia in Gluck’s La Clemenza di Tito, in Mexico City in Telemann´s Ino, at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, and as Deijanira in Kurt Weill’s Royal Palace at the Kurt Weill Festival in Dessau. Further performances in 2015 included Autonoe in Henze´s The Bassarides at Teatro dell´Opera di Roma, and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at the Konzerthaus Berlin. In 2014 Ms. Hershkowitz appeared at the Drottningholm Court Theater in Sweden, in the role of Ismene, in Mozart’s Mitridate re di ponto, and Konstanze in Mozart’s Entführung aus dem Serail, under the baton of Michael Hofstetter in Giessen. Further highlights of that season include the Fauré Requiem with the NDR Symphony Orchestra with Thomas Hengelbrock, and the Snow Owl/Alcmena in Philip Glass’s The Civil Wars, with Dennis Russell Davies at the Holland Festival. As a principle member of the Ensemble at Theater Bremen, she sang roles such as Adele in Die Fledermaus, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Gepopo in Ligeti´s Le Grand Macabre, and Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier, and Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel. Ms. Hershkowitz has been a frequent guest with David Stern’s Paris-based baroque ensemble Opera Fuoco, with whom she has performed the title role in the recently re-discovered J.C. Bach Opera Zanaida, which toured the Leipzig Bach Festival, the Wiener Konzerthaus, Paris Cité de la Musique, and the Teatru Manuel in Malta, and was recorded on the French CD label Zig-Zag Territoires. Further roles with Opera Fuoco include Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Arminda in La Finta Giardiniera, and Madame Herz in Der Schauspieldirektor.Sara Hershkowitz was a member of the Salzburger Festspiele Young Singers Project, the Academie Lyrique at Aix-en-Provence, received her B.A. From the Manhattan School of Music, and was the winner of the Audience Award of the Klassik Mania Vocal Competition in Vienna. She is currently based in Berlin
Read More


CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann Dapertutto Wuppertaler Bühnen 2018
Strauss R.: Ariadne auf Naxos Zerbinetta Nordnorsk Opera og Symfoniorkester 2017