Sara Murphy

mezzo-soprano

This season: The Wife in the world premiere of Gisle Kverndokk’s sacred opera Upon this handful of Earth; Mary Magdalene in Elgar’s The Apostles with the American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall
Performances: European debut as Ulrica in Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera at the Opera Theater of Rome; Ligeti’s Requiem, Schnittke’s Nagasaki, and Hindemith’s The Long Christmas Dinner with the American Symphony Orchestra; Verdi’s Othello, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, and Tchaikovsky’s Ode to Joy at the Cincinnati May Festival; Britten’s Phaedra, Barber’s Dover Beach, and High Priestess in Aida at the Ravinia Festival with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Discography: Mother Bayard and Ermengarde in Hindemith’s The Long Christmas Dinner with the American Symphony Orchestra, named by Opera News as one of the “Top Ten Opera Recordings of 2015”
Awards: First-prize winner, Oratorio Society of New York Solo Vocal Competition; grant recipient, Inter-Cities Performing Arts and the Wagner Society of New York; finalist, Joy in Singing Competition; honorable mention, The George London Foundation Competition
Education: Oberlin College, Catholic University

Sara Murphy performed with The Orchestra Now on April 8 & 9, 2017.