Soprano Sarah Vautour joined LA Opera's young artist program in 2018.
She made her LA Opera debut as the Dew Fairy in Hansel and Gretel under the baton of James Conlon. Ms. Vautour will return to the LA Opera stage in the 2019/20 season as Papagena in The Magic Flute and as Barbarina in The Marriage of Figaro, and she will cover Musetta in La Bohème. Prior to this, Ms. Vautour joins Teatro Nuovo for their 2019 summer season as a Resident Artist to cover the title role in Bellini’s La Straniera. Additionally, she makes her Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra debut as the soprano soloist in Mahler’s Das klagende Lied with the Cincinnati May Festival Chorus and James Conlon.
Ms. Vautour’s other assignments during the 2018/19 season included covering both the Celestial Voice in Don Carlo and Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, and appearing as Zipporah/Voice of God in the world premiere of Henry Mollicone’s Moses, conducted by James Conlon. She came to LA Opera following a summer as an Apprentice Artist at Des Moines Metro Opera, where she covered Adele in Die Fledermaus.
Sarah Vautour earned her Master of Music from Rice University and a Bachelor of Music from University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. Her notable engagements include the title role in Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda and Morgana in Handel’s Alcina with CCM Opera d’arte, as well as Rose Maurrant in Street Scene with Harrower Summer Opera Workshop. Ms. Vautour made her Aspen Music Festival debut in the role of Mozart and Donna Anna in Stephen Stucky’s The Classical Style, under the baton of Robert Spano. In the 2017/18 season, she appeared under the baton of Thomas Jaber as the soprano soloist in the Poulenc Gloria, and again, later, with the Houston Masterworks Chorus as the soprano soloist in Mendelssohn’s Elijah.