About the Artist
American soprano Sarah Fleiss is in her fourth year of studies at the Curtis Institute of Music. This season, she will sing Ginevra in Handel’s Ariodante under the baton of David Stern and with the Tempesta di Mare orchestra. She is currently on tour with Eric Owens and members of the Curtis Opera Theater, singing the Brahms Neue Liebeslieder Op. 65, among other art song and operatic repertoire. In 2023, she will premiere In the Fields, a song cycle written by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Tania León and is set to perform in a recital along with one of the world’s most sought-after collaborative pianists, Warren Jones.
Sarah was recently named the 1st Prize winner of the Shirley Rabb Winston Scholarship by the National Society of Arts and Letters. She has received scholarships from the George London Foundation and Voce di Meche, an encouragement award from the Gerda Lissner Foundation, as well as been named a finalist in the Camile Coloratura, Opera Grand Rapids, and Orpheus Vocal Competitions.
Prior to Curtis, Sarah attended Columbia University, and the Juilliard- Exchange program. At Columbia, she sang Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with the Columbia New Opera Workshop, and narrated Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du soldat. She also performed around New York in musical theater and cabaret-style performances.