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Biography

Soprano

American soprano Sarah Coburn’s 2015-16 season features performances with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. Next season will include a return to Seattle Opera. In the 2014-15 season, the soprano joined Arizona Opera as Gilda in Rigoletto, Tulsa Opera as Juliette in Roméo et Juliette, Seattle Opera as Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos, and appeared with the Handel & Haydn Society as soloist for Mendelssohn’s Elijah. In recent seasons she has appeared with Seattle Opera as Marie in La Fille du regiment,  with the Vienna State Opera as Amina in La Sonnambula, and with Washington National Opera as Adina in L’elisir d’amore and in the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor. Other career highlights include performing the role of Princess Yue-Yang in the world premiere production of Tan Dun’s The First Emperor at the Metropolitan Opera opposite Plácido Domingo, and concert performances of Messiah and Carmina burana with leading American orchestras.

Sarah Coburn is a winner of the 2004 George London Foundation Awards, a 2004 recipient of a Sara Tucker Study Grant from the Richard Tucker Foundation, a 2004 Jensen Foundation Award Winner, a 2003 Liederkranz Foundation Award Winner, a 2002 Opera Index Career Grant recipient, and was a National Grand Finalist in the 2001 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She makes her San Francisco Symphony debut with these performances.

(December 2015)