Sara LeMesh

Sara LeMesh, soprano (San Francisco, CA), is a dramatic presence on the opera stage, an avid chamber musician, and an advocate of contemporary music. She won First Prize in the 2023 Federation of the Art Song Fellowship Competition and Third Prize in the 2023 Serge & Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards. In March 2024, Sara won the Third Prize and Audience Choice Award in the Josep Palet International Singing Competition in Martorell, Spain. Her 2023-24 season includes debuts with West Bay Opera in Carlos Franzetti’s Corpus Evita as Isabel Perón, Opera Company of Middlebury in Donizetti’s La fille du régiment as Marie, and Opera Philadelphia in Rene Orth’s 10 Days in a Madhouse as Nellie/The Madwoman (cover). Upcoming roles in 2024-25 include Galatea in Handel’s Acis and Galatea, Kate Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, and Luigia in Donizetti’s Viva la mamma! with Florentine Opera. A devoted recitalist, Sara attended the Marlboro Music Festival in the summers of 2022 and 2023. In March 2024, she made her Carnegie Hall debut as the soprano soloist in Poulenc’s Gloria with the New England Symphonic Ensemble, and in April 2024, she appeared with the Greenwich Choral Society in Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music. Other notable concert engagements include the Brooklyn Art Song Society, Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, and Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra.