Beethoven's Ninth + Washington
Mexican-American Mezzo-Soprano, Sarah Saturnino, is quickly establishing herself as one of opera’s brightest young singers.
She is known for her “elegant phrasing and silvery top register” (Miami Herald). A recipient of the Campbell/Wachter Scholarship Award from the Santa Fe Opera from the 2021 season, Miss Saturnino has placed in the finals for the Talents of the World competition, top ten in the Brava! Competition, and was a semi-finalist in the Marcella Sembrich Competition. She has appeared with companies such as Opera San Antonio, Baltimore Concert Opera, Delaware Opera, Painted Sky Opera, and Eastern Connecticut Symphony. Role credits include: Carmen in Bizet’s Carmen, Meg Page in Verdi’s Fastaff, Maddalena in Verdi’s Rigaletto, Hippolyta in Britton’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Marcellina in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Second Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Gertrude in Humperdinck’s Hansel und Gretel, Dorabella in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, Prince Charmant in Massenet’s Cendrillon, and Carmen in Brook/Bizet’s Tragedy of Carmen. She is a graduate of UCLA and the Yale School of Music. She is an alumna of the Chautauqua Opera Company Studio Artist Program and an Apprentice Artist with Santa Fe Opera during their 2021 and 2022 summer seasons. She was the Mezzo-Soprano SOX Young Artist for the Shreveport Opera Company in the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 seasons. She joins LA Opera this fall as a Young Artist in their DCS Young Artist Program. She will be making her house debut with Amarillo Opera in 2023 in their production of Rigoletto.