Ms. LeMesh was recently the resident soprano at Opera Naples where she sang Frasquita in Bizet's Carmen, Josephine in Gilbert & Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore, and Woman #1 in Rodríguez's Frida. She also made debuts with the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra and Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players. She looks forward to returning to the Marlboro Music Festival in June 2023 and will cover the role of Nellie in Rene Orth's 10 Days in a Madhouse at Opera Philadelphia in September 2023.
Updated May 2023
LeMesh's 2022-2023 performance season includes a residency with Opera Naples and her return to the Marlboro Music Festival. She also made debuts with the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players and Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. In the fall, she will cover the role of Nellie in Rene Orth's 10 Days in a Madhouse at Opera Philadelphia.
A Night at the Opera
Florida Southwest Symphony Orchestra
Marlboro Music Festival
La bonne chanson & Chanson perpétuelle
Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players
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