Sarah Beaty, mezzo-soprano, has been hailed as “the model of bel canto clarity and brilliance” by Cleveland Classical. Since moving to Los Angeles in January 2013, she has quickly established herself on the west coast opera and theater scene. Specializing in contemporary music, she sang in the world premiere production of Chris Cerrone’s Pulitzer Prize opera, Invisible Cities, with LA’s leading avant garde opera company, The Industry. This fall she will be singing again with The Industry in the premiere of their mobile opera, “Hopscotch.”
In 2013 she premiered Prometheus Bound with the Center for New Performance at the Getty Villa Amphitheater and excerpts as the title role in Clara, a new opera by Victoria Bond, on the Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival in NYC’s Symphony Space. Spring 2014, Sarah debuted with the Pacific Opera Project singing the role of Diana in La Calisto and again sang with POP in the role of Dryad in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos.
Additional roles include Mozart’s Serpetta, Dorabella, Second Lady and Cherubino, Mercedes in Carmen, Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor, Agnese in Beatrice di Tenda, Flora in La Traviata, Clarina in La cambiale di matrimonio, among others. Sarah has been a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Camerata of Los Angeles, de Angelis Ensemble, CityMusic Cleveland, the National Chorale, and has performed in venues such as Avery Fisher Hall, Disney Concert Hall, and the Hollywood Bowl. In 2012, she spent 6 months in Macao, China, as a featured opera singer at The Venetian.
Sarah is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and is also an accomplished violinist and flutist.