Sarah Pelletier Performance Faculty: Voice (Soprano)

Soprano Sarah Pelletier has been praised by the Boston Globe for possessing “virtues of voice, intelligence and musicianship… with purity of tone and expression”. 

She has appeared as a guest artist at the Spoleto USA, Bard, Brevard, Tanglewood, Ravinia, and Aldeburgh, UK Festivals.  Past seasons include multiple appearances with the New England Symphonic Ensemble at Carnegie Hall; Mahler Symphony No. 3 with Boston Ballet, Grieg Peer Gynt at the Brevard Festival; Britten War Requiem and Spring Symphony, Berg Wozzeck, and Schwantner Magabunda with New England Philharmonic; Loevendie 6 Turkish Folk Poems and Kraft Settings of Pierrot Lunaire with Boston Musica Viva; Bach B minor Mass with San Francisco Bach Choir; Handel Messiah with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra; Schumann Genoveva and Handel Ariodante with Emmanuel Music; Four Saints in Three Acts with Boston Modern Orchestra Project; and Sondheim Sweeney Todd with Princeton Festival Opera.  Ms. Pelletier toured with Maestro Seiji Ozawa to Japan, China, and Italy, performing at the Saito Kinen Festival and Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Additionally, she has performed under the batons of Lukas Foss, Keith Lockhart, John Rutter, and Robert Spano.

She has been featured as a solo recitalist at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and Goethe Institute as well as on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. A lover of Contemporary Music, she is a member of the Florestan Recital Project and has premiered works by Ross Bauer, Yu-Hui Chang, Howard Frazin, John McDonald, Eric Sawyer, Francine Trester, Andy Vores, and Arlene Zallman. She has performed for Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music as well as Music in Time Series at Spoleto Festival USA and Santa Fe New Music, performing Kancheli Exil. Ms. Pelletier is featured on Albany, Chesky, and New World Records. 

Certificate:Boston University Opera Institute

Master in Music: Westminster Choir College

Bachelor of Arts: Wellesley College

Studied with Laura Brooks Rice, Dodie Protero, Penelope Bitzas, Lindsey Christiansen and Hazel O’Donnell.

Solo Engagements with Spoleto USA, Bard Music, Brevard, Aldeburgh, Ravinia and Tanglewood Festivals. Opera roles with Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto, Japan; Maggio Musicale Florence, Italy; Aldeburgh Festival, UK; Opera North, Opera Theater of Philadelphia, and Boston Modern Opera Project. Her operatic roles have included Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Mimi in La Bohème, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Ginevra in Ariodante. Solo concert engagements with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Garden State Philharmonic, New England Symphonic Ensemble at Carnegie Hall, Masterwork Chorus and Orchestra of New Jersey, Boston Ballet, Emmanuel Music, San Francisco Bach Choir, and Santa Fe New Music. Solo recitals at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and Goethe Institute in Boston. Performances have included Bach’s B minor Mass, Brahm’s Requiem, Haydn’s The Creation, Mozart’s Requiem and C minor Mass, and Handel’s Alexander’s Feast. ​​​​​​

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