Sarah Larsen, mezzo-soprano
Praised as “sizzling,” “riveting” and possessing a “plummy, ripe mezzo,” Mezzo-soprano Sarah Larsen made her Metropolitan Opera debut in the 2016 – 2017 season as Käthchen in Sir Richard Eyre’s production of Werther. In the 2017 – 2018 season, she continues at The Met with productions of The Merry Widow, Cendrillon, and a new production of Parsifal with Music Director Designate Yannick Nézet-Séguin. She begins the season as Ma Moss in The Tenderland with Intermountain Opera Bozeman, and makes her company debut as Jan in Jody Talbot’s Everest at Lyric Opera of Kansas City. In the summer of 2017, Ms. Larsen makes her Italian debut, in a staging of Vivaldi’s La Gloria e Imeneo with the famed I Solisti Veneti, and presents a recital under the auspices of the Seattle Art Song Society.
An alumna of the Seattle Opera Young Artist Program, Ms. Larsen enjoys a long relationship with the company. She has been featured as Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos, Hänsel in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, and Maddalena in Rigoletto, among others. In 2015 and 2016, Ms. Larsen was in residence as a Filene Young Artist with Wolf Trap Opera, where she was heard on stage as Bianca in Rape of Lucretia and Susanna in The Ghosts of Versailles. Previously with Wolf Trap, she created the role of Sarelda in John Musto and Mark Campbell’s comic opera The Inspector, with a recording released in 2012.
Other recent engagements include her Arizona Opera debut as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Suzuki at The Berkshire Opera Festival, Mercédès in Carmen for her Santa Fe Opera debut, Stéphano in Roméo et Juliette with Des Moines Metro Opera, and Neris in Medea with The Glimmerglass Festival. On the concert stage, she has been heard in performances of Bach’s B minor mass, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, Handel’s Messiah, and Durufle’s Requiem.