Sarah Labiner

Coloratura Soprano

Sarah sings Zerbinetta as Guest Artist with A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute

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Spring 2017: Sarah sings Zerbinetta in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos as a guest artist with the A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute.

Sarah Labiner as Zerbinetta. Photo: Peter Mueller

Sarah is an alumna of the North Carolina School of the Arts, where she earned her Bachelor of Music degree and sang roles including Adina (L’elisir d’amore) and Clarice (Il mondo della luna) with the A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute before completing further training at the Royal College of Music and the English National Opera. Sarah has previously sung Zerbinetta’s aria in scenes with the English National Opera’s Opera Works programme at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London.

 

The A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute production is directed by Steven LaCosse and conducted by guest conductor David Effron.

Zerbinetta (Labiner) With Komponist (Lindsay Mecher). Photo: Peter Mueller

 

 

Performance Dates:

19 April 2017: 7:30pm

21 April 2017: 7:30pm

23 April 2017: 2:00pm

 

 

 

 

Zerbinetta (Labiner) with Harlekin (Andrew René) and Truffaldin (Karl Butterman). Photo: Peter Mueller

 

Zerbinetta (Labiner) and Komponist (Mecher). Photo: Peter Mueller

 

The Commedia Troupe: Zerbinetta (Labiner), Scaramuccio (Jacob Wright), Harlekin (René), Truffaldin (Butterman), and Brighella (David Maize). Photo: Peter Mueller

 

Zerbinetta (Labiner) with Musiklehrer (Cameron Jackson) and Tanzmeister (Jacob Wright). Photo: Peter Mueller

 

Ariadne (Jenny Schuler), Dryade (Sara Roberts), Najade (Anyeé Farrar), Zerbinetta (Labiner), Harlekin (René), and Truffaldin (Butterman). Photo: Peter Mueller

 

Ariadne (Schuler) sulks whilst Truffaldin (Butterman), Scaramuccio (Wright), Harlekin (René), and Zerbinetta (Labiner) dance. Photo: Peter Mueller

 

Zerbinetta (Labiner) mocks Ariadne (Schuler). Photo: Peter Mueller

 

Zerbinetta (Labiner) sends Harlekin (René) back to serenade Ariadne. With Scaramuccio (Wright), Truffaldin (Butterman), Brighella (Maize), and Najade (Farrar). Photo: Peter Mueller

Reviews

“The coloratura writing in her long and outrageously difficult aria outdoes all other such roles by other composers. And Ms. Labiner outdoes herself (and most rivals) with her extraordinary lightness of movement and clarity of pitch.”

(Peter Perret, Classical Voice of North Carolina) Read the full review here.

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“The audience gets the benefit of Labiner’s gloriously nimble coloratura voice and sly humor. A UNCSA alumna, Labiner (‘09) does her alma mater proud.”

(Lynn Felder, Winston-Salem Journal) Read the full review here.

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Click here for more info and a short interview with Sarah about the opera.

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Lyric Hammersmith: Westminster Inclusive Arts Festival with ENO

July 2017

Sarah appeared as a guest artist at the Westminster Inclusive Arts Festival at the Lyric Hammersmith this summer, singing music from Handel’s Giulio Cesare. Made possible through English National Opera Baylis, Sarah had the opportunity to work with students and staff from the Westminster Special Schools.

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Sarah will be returning to visit Westminster Special Schools in the Autumn as part of the ENO Baylis Opera Squad, singing the role of Tytania in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Opera Squad is ENO Baylis’ flagship programme with secondary schools, created with the aim to “expose whole school communities to opera and to the power of live performance, broadening cultural horizons and providing points of access into the art form”.

More information about ENO Opera Squad can be found below:

Opera Squad

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