“Sarah Hawkey, a clear, articulate soprano, brought bright and naturalistic phrasing to her delivery…”
“Ms. Hawkey’s singing was transformational.”
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Most recently, Sarah presented two world premieres on a concert produced by Stone Mason Projects: Surprisingly Poetic Moments from an Otherwise Typical Hiking Guidebook, a song cycle with piano by Abraham Z. Morrison, and I will not go with violin by Pamela Stein-Lynde.
In December, Sarah performed Drawing Down the Moon, a world premiere opera with Black House Collective written by Hunter Long. Sarah made her debut with Utopia Opera in June singing Zerbinetta in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, and last December she enjoyed a very special debut as Soprano Soloist in Handel’s Messiah, a treasured favorite.
Sarah has portrayed First Lady and Papagena in Mozart’s The Magic Flute with the Metropolitan Opera Guild, Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Mortality in Monteverdi’s Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria, Gretel in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Johanna in Sweeney Todd, Luisa in The Fantasticks, and Anna in The King and I. On the concert stage, Sarah has appeared as a soloist in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Vivaldi’s Magnificat, and Mendelssohn’s Elijah.
She won first place in the Artists-in-Training Competition with Opera Theatre of St. Louis, as well as Continued Studies Awards from Opera Theatre of St. Louis, and won a grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities to travel to Germany and study the life and music of J.S. Bach.
Sarah’s outstanding musicianship has led to collaborative engagements with the New York Philharmonic, Verbier Festival in Switzerland, the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, the Salzburg Festival, Voices of Ascension, New York Virtuoso Singers, Collegiate Chorale, American Symphony Orchestra, and the Israel Philharmonic.