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Sarah Beaty

About this Artist

Mezzo-soprano Sarah Beaty has been hailed as “the model of bel canto clarity and brilliance” by Cleveland Classical. Despite her affinity for bel canto opera and Medieval music, Sarah’s true passion is contemporary opera. She is an inaugural company member of The Industry, Yuval Sharon’s experimental opera company in Los Angeles. She has collaborated with The Industry on multiple world premieres including Invisible Cities, Hopscotch, Galileo, and Bonnie and Clyde, as well as In C at the Hammer Museum and John Cage’s Europeras 1 & 2 with the LA Phil at Sony Pictures Studios. In June 2019, Sarah returned to the LA Phil for a landmark new production of Meredith Monk’s Atlas directed by Yuval Sharon.

Other contemporary opera credits include a world premiere as the title role in Clara, a new opera by Victoria Bond about the life and loves of Clara Schumann, at the Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival in NYC’s Symphony Space. In 2013, she premiered Prometheus Bound with the Center for New Performance at the Getty Villa.

Also a lover of (very) early music, Sarah co-founded Vocatrix, an L.A.-based ensemble which brings together medievalists in performances of the music of Hildegard of Bingen. She recently reprised her role as Castitas in Hildegard’s rarely performed Ordo Virtutum with Vocatrix at the Berkeley Early Music Festival.

Sarah is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and is also an accomplished violinist and flutist. In L.A., she regularly sings with the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Pacific Opera Project, Pacific Chorale, and at St. James Episcopal Church.