Sara Murphy

Sara Murphy

Dramatic Mezzo-Soprano

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«“… Sara Murphy brought a rich, voluminous mezzo voice, excellent diction and an acute feeling for words and music to the anguished heart of the piece.”»
«"... a gorgeous, deep, dark mezzo-soprano..."»
New York times (2016)


Sara Murphy is an active vocal soloist, called “a gorgeous, deep, dark mezzo-soprano” by the New York Times. In October 2016, she makes her European debut at Opera Theater of Rome as Ulrica in Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera under the baton of Jesús López-Cobos. Highlights of recent seasons include soloist engagements at New York City’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center with Oratorio Society of New York, American Symphony Orchestra and MidAtlantic Opera in works as wide-ranging as the Ligeti Requiem, Schnittke's Nagasaki, Hindemith's The Long Christmas Dinner and Handel’s Messiah. She has served as soloist for several seasons at Cincinnati May Festival with the Cincinnati Symphony conducted by James Conlon, appearing in Verdi’s Otello, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Mahler's Symphony No. 8, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and Tchaikovsky's Ode to Joy. She presented Britten's Phaedra, Barber's Dover Beach and High Priestess in Verdi's Aida at Ravinia with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Conlon.
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