American soprano Sarah Stone has been thrilling audiences with her lush and powerful dramatic coloratura voice. A consummate singing actress, she has been praised for “her rich, beautiful voice” and her ability to “handle [a] role with aplomb” (Boulder Daily Camera). A native of Colorado, Ms. Stone has been singing since she could speak, first in church choirs and then while performing in children’s theatre. In high school, she was tasked with singing Rosalinde in a scene from Die Fledermaus and immediately fell in love with opera. As Richard Boldrey, vocal coach and author of the Guide to Operatic Roles and Arias once described Sarah, “she lives for her singing, she gives herself to her singing, and she makes you listen to her singing.”
This season, Ms. Stone takes on a number of new roles including Rosario in Goyescas with Boulder Opera and Donna Anna in an abridged production of Don Giovanni with Opera on Tap. Additionally, she was able to revisit the role of Rosalinde in the Aurora Symphony Orchestra’s production of Die Fledermaus. Other favorite performances include Lakmé (Rose) and Carmen (Micäela) with Opera Theatre of the Rockies for which she was praised for her “fine vocalism and entertaining acting” (Colorado Springs Gazette). Ms. Stone’s Italianate voice is especially suited to performing roles in bel canto, Verdi, and Mozart operas, and other roles in her repertoire include Violetta (La traviata), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Alice Ford (Falstaff), Leonora (Il trovatore), and Anna Bolena, among others.
In addition to her operatic engagements, Ms. Stone is a frequent concert and recital performer. Passionate about bringing opera into the community, she is a regular guest artist with the Lone Tree Arts Center’s Arts in the Afternoon series and is on the roster of the Denver Art Song Project. Among other honors, Ms. Stone is a two-time award winner in the Denver Lyric Opera Guild Competition, a Bel Canto Foundation Competition Bravo Award winner, and a semi-finalist in the American Institute of Musical Studies Meistersinger Competition in Austria. Ms. Stone holds a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Northwestern University.
Ms. Stone is is committed to igniting creative passion in young people and she takes time to teach voice and pass along her love of opera. She is on the voice faculties of the Colorado Springs Conservatory and the Actor’s Academy for the Performing Arts in Colorado.