Ms. LeMesh will be the resident soprano at Opera Naples between February and April of 2023 where she will perform the role of Frasqita in Bizet's Carmen, Josephine in Gilbert & Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore, and Woman #1 in Rodríguez's Frida. In November 2022, Ms. LeMesh covered and performed the role of Young Leah/Lisa in the New York premiere of Lori Laitman's Uncovered with City Lyric Opera. In October 2022, she made her debut with the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players singing Fauré's La bonne chanson and Chausson's Chanson perpétuelle. She was a fellow at the Marlboro Music Festival in 2022 and will return in the summer of 2023.
Updated November 2022
LeMesh's 2022-2023 performance season includes a residency with Opera Naples from February to April 2023 and the Marlboro Music Festival during the summers of 2022/23. She also performed the role of Young Leah/Lisa in the NY Premiere of Uncovered (Nov. 2022) by Lori Laitman and sang La bonne chanson & Chanson perpétuelle with the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players in New York City (October 2022).
Marlboro Music Festival
La bonne chanson & Chanson perpétuelle
Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players
City Lyric Opera
Sara LeMesh recently produced a "heartbreakingly beautiful" (San Francisco Chronicle) music video with her piano-vocal duo, Chordless.
Music Video Premiere
The Night in Silence Under Many a Star
LeMesh premiered a music video created with her piano-vocal duo, Chordless. In February 2020, the collaborators recorded and filmed "The Night in Silence Under Many a Star" from George Crumb's Apparition. Joshua Kosman of the San Francisco Chronicle praised the "heartbreakingly beautiful" film and the San Francisco Classical Voice praised the duo for "provide[ing] a futuristic model for classical music."
San Francisco Classical Voice
Musicians Come to Terms With Performing for the Camera
LeMesh spoke with Lou Fancher of the San Francisco Classical Voice about the unique challenges of adapting performances for film. "LeMesh seemed energized and enthused by working with sound engineer Matt Carr to record a video, and eager to learn about recording and editing programs."
“One of those songs, “Sveitaar, sveimen var Kvieoinen: ‘Koorwei, Koorwei’ ” pushed Sara LeMesh’s plush soprano into expressively guttural depths.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES