Staff

Managing Director

Sarah Asmar joined The Music Series as Managing Director at the start of the 2018-2019 season. As a vocalist, she was hailed for “her radiant and robust singing” by the Washington Post and given praise for “her crystalline soprano” by The Minneapolis Star Tribune. Ms. Asmar has been seen on operatic and concert stages across the country. Her operatic roles include Ofelia in Faccio’s Amleto with OperaDelaware, Gilda (Rigoletto) with Baltimore Concert Opera, Yum-Yum (The Mikado) with Hawaii Opera Theatre, Zerlina (Don Giovanni) with Sarasota Opera, Musetta (La Bohème), and Desdemona (Otello) with Opera Southwest. She has also performed with Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Boston, Opera Idaho, Skylark Opera, and Ohio Light Opera. On the concert stage, Ms. Asmar is honored to have appeared with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra in Mendelssohn’s Symphony #2, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra in Handel’s Messiah, and, most recently, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra for Handel’s Messiah, and Vivaldi’s Gloria. Ms. Asmar was a New England Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and was awarded First Prize and the Roger Wertenberger Audience Choice Award in the Harold Haugh Light Opera Vocal Competition. Sarasota Opera awarded her the Bradenton Opera Guild’s Helen Jepson Dellera Fellowship Award. Sarah began her musical studies as a violinist. She holds both a Bachelor of Music in violin performance and a Master of Music in voice from Boston University. In addition to maintaining her own private voice studio, she is currently teaching at Loomis Chaffee in Windsor, CT and served on the faculty at The Hotchkiss School from 2012-2015.

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