Sarah Coit

In 2018, Mezzo-soprano Sarah Coit was a Vocal Fellow with Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute and made several important role and house debuts. 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.”

In the 2020-21 season, Sarah performed Mercédès in Carmen with Opera Tampa. The roles of Rosina in The Barber of Seville with Utah Opera, Rosmira in Handel’s Partenope with San Francisco Opera, Varvara in Katya Kabanova with West Edge Opera, Addison Moore in the world premiere of Clint Borzoni and John de los Santos’ The Copper Queen with Arizona Opera, plus concert engagements as mezzo soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the New West Symphony and Messiah with American Bach Soloists were all canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In 2021, Sarah makes a house debut with San Diego Opera as Stephano in Romeo et Juliette.

In 2018-19 Sarah sang 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, was a soloist at the Ravinia Festival in Bernstein’s Songfest, joined West Edge Opera as Jenny Diver in Weill’s The Threepenny Opera, and sang her first Olga in Eugene Onegin with Livermore Valley Opera, as well as the Vivaldi Gloria and Bach Magnificat with the Master Chorale of South Florida. She 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.

In 2015, Sarah 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.”

Sarah was a 2017 National Semi-finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and has received prizes from the George London Foundation and the Handel Aria Competition.

A native of Spring Hill, FL, Sarah holds degrees in Music Studies and Theatre Performance from the University of South Florida and a Masters degree from the University of Michigan.

 

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