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Sara Nealley

Voice Type:

Soprano

Nationality:

American

Country:

United States

Languages (fluent):

English

Opera

Lucia
The Rape of Lucretia (Britten)
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
2020
Violetta (English)
La Traviata (Verdi)
Fife Opera
2019
Susanna
Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
2019
Sister Catherine
Dead Man Walking (Jake Heggie)
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
2019
First Witch/Ensemble
Dido and Aeneas (Purcell)
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
2019
La Ciesca
Gianni Schicchi (Puccini)
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
2019
Giulietta
Capuletti e Montecchi (Bellini)
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
2018
The Coordinator
Speed Dating Tonight!!! (Michael Ching)
Taos Opera Institute
2018
Poppea
L'incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi)
Taos Opera Institute
2018
Krystyna Zywulska
Out of Darkness (Jake Heggie)
Eastman Opera Theatre
2017
Mezzo
Hydrogen Jukebox (Philip Glass)
Eastman Opera Theatre
2016
La Fioraia
La Rondine (Puccini)
Oberlin in Italy
2014
Zerlina
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
Oberlin in Italy
2014

Operetta/G&S

Constance
The Sorcerer (Sullivan)
College Light Opera Company
2016
Hanna Glawari
The Merry Widow (Lehár)
College Light Opera Company
2016
Gianetta
The Gondoliers (Sullivan)
The Ardensingers
2015
Yum-Yum
The Mikado (Sullivan)
The Ardensingers
2012

Musical Theatre

Fiona
Brigadoon (Frederick Leowe)
Rose Valley Chorus and Orchestra
2013
Lily Craven
The Secret Garden (McNeff)
Upper Darby Summer Stage
2011

Art Song

Soprano Soloist
Spanische Liebes-lieder (Robert Schumann)
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
2018

Oratorio/Concerts

Quartet Soloist
Are Women People? (Lori Laitman)
Eastman School of Music
2017
Soloist
Folgore's Months (David Liptak)
Eastman Wind Ensemble

Other

American Diction Coach
Trouble in Tahiti (Bernstein)
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
2019
Assistant Stage Manager
Cendrillon (Massenet)
Eastman Opera Theatre
2017
Surtitle Operator/Assistant Stage Manager
Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
Eastman Opera Theatre
2016
Assistant Stage Manager
Suor Angelica/Mese Mariano (Puccini/Giordano)
Eastman Opera Theatre
2016

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert COVID-cancelled

Ah! Je veux vivre

"...and drive them back to court!"

"Ah, da me che piu richiedi..."

"Alfredo, Alfredo..."

"Si faranno slargar..."

Competitions

Finalist, Elgar/Spedding Memorial Lieder Prize (2019)

Soprano, 52me Toulouse Concours International de Chant (2019)

Master of Music- Opera
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
2018–2020
Bachelor of Music- Applied Music: Voice
Eastman School of Music
2013–2017

Sara Nealley, soprano, is a native of Ardmore, Pennsylvania, USA. She completed her undergraduate studies in Vocal performance at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Sara is in her second year of Opera Study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where she studies with Wilma MacDougall. She has recently appeared as Young Violetta in Fife Opera's production of La Traviata, as the First Witch in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s production of Dido and Aeneas, and as La Ciesca in the Conservatoire’s production of Gianni Schicchi. Other previous roles include Hanna Glawari in Lehar’s The Merry Widow and Krystyna Zywulska in the revised edition premiere of Jake Heggie’s Out of Darkness. Hear next operatic appearance will be as Lucia in the RCS production of Britten's The Rape of Lucretia.

Sara’s concert work has included concert engagements in both Glasgow and Edinburgh since moving to Scotland. Stateside, she has performed David Liptak’s Folgore’s Months with the Eastman Wind Ensemble and in the World Premiere of Lori Laitman’s “Are Women People?” for Eastman’s Anniversary Celebration of Susan B. Anthony.

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