American soprano Sarah Stone has been thrilling audiences with her lush and powerful dramatic coloratura voice. A native of Colorado, Ms. Stone has been singing since she could speak, first in church choirs and then while performing in children’s theatre. While studying at the Colorado Springs Conservatory in High School, she was tasked with singing Rosalinde in a scene from Die Fledermaus, and immediately fell in love with opera. As Richard Boldrey, vocal coach and author of the Guide to Operatic Roles and Arias once described Sarah, “she lives for her singing, she gives herself to her singing, and she makes you listen to her singing.”
After a recent performance of Lakmé with Opera Theatre of the Rockies, Ms. Stone was praised for her “fine vocalism and entertaining acting” (Colorado Springs Gazette). In addition to her operatic engagements, Ms. Stone is a frequent concert and recital performer. Passionate about bringing opera into the community, she is a regular guest artist with the Lone Tree Arts Center’s Arts in the Afternoon series and is on the roster of the Denver Art Song Project. Among other honors, Ms. Stone is a two-time award winner in the Denver Lyric Opera Guild Competition, a Bel Canto Foundation Competition Bravo Award winner, and a semi-finalist in the American Institute of Musical Studies Meistersinger Competition in Austria. Ms. Stone holds a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Northwestern University.
Ms. Stone’s rich and Italianate voice is especially suited to performing roles in Bel Canto, Verdi, and Mozart operas. Among other engagements her 2016-2017 season includes singing Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus with the Aurora Symphony Orchestra and Rosario in Goyescas with Boulder Opera.
In addition to performing, Ms. Stone is committed to igniting creative passion in young people and she takes time to teach voice and pass along her love of opera. For more information on Ms. Stone and her upcoming engagements, visit: www.sarahstonesoprano.com or follow her on Twitter @sarahstoneopera.