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"Sarah Greenspan brought stamina and a big voice to the role of Leonora/Fidelio, one of the more challenging of the soprano repertory."- Washington Post

"Sarah Greenspan’s Carmen showed promise...  Her low and high notes resonated beautifully.... She gave herself completely to the role, inhabiting the right feistiness and exuding the right amount of sexuality" - The Millbrook Independent

"When Sarah sings the beautiful “By the light of the moon,” it’s a small appetizer of her powerful, clear, and gorgeous singing yet to come. Sarah is not just a wonderful singer – she’s a terrific actress."
 - Joel Markowitz

"high points in the upper-register pianissimo"
- The DCist

 "When Greenspan mourns the loss of trust in her marriage, a beautiful sorrow that transcends the text finds its true home in Oberhauser’s harrowing melodies and reaches the audience. Empathy is felt. The eyes well up. These are the emotionally loaded moments that are only achievable through opera, and fortunately for us, this production is full of them."
- DC Theater Scene

 

About


Sarah Greenspan, soprano, recently performed the roles of Gerhilde in Wagner’s Die Walküre and Wellgunde in Das Rheingold as well as covered the roles of Sieglinde and Freia with the Berlin Wagner Gruppe. Ms. Greenspan made her Berlin debut as Giulietta in Passaggio Oper’s Les Contes D’Hoffmann.

She received critical acclaim for her debut role of Leonora in Fidelio with The InSeries in her home town of Washington DC. She has performed all over the US, including her New York City premieres of Carmen (Carmen) and Charlotte (Werther) with IconoClassic Opera.

Ms. Greenspan had the honor of being hand picked by Maestro Lorin Maazel to cover the role of Minnie (La fanciulla del west) at his renowned Castleton Festival. 

She has performed the roles of Desiree (A little night music), Dido (Dido and Aeneas), Lucienne (Die tote Stadt), Witch and Mother (Hansel and Gretel), Clara (Signor Deluso), Second Lady (Magic Flute), Countess Ceprano (Rigoletto), and Mother (The Women).

Ms. Greenspan debuted and originated the roles of Constanza in Mozart and the Grey Steward, Jezebel in Name on the door, Widow Mae in War Widows, and Fry in Be Mine. In 2009 she received critical acclaim for the role of Claire in the world premiere of Magnum Opus.

Ms. Greenspan received her Masters of Music in vocal performance from Catholic University of America and she is a student of voice teacher Bill Schuman.