“Plush” soprano Sara LeMesh (NY Times) began her musical studies of both piano and voice at a young age in Marin County, California. She participated in numerous voice and piano competitions throughout her childhood, and pursued higher education at Rice University and Bard College where she earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in music.
Throughout Sara’s student career, she coached and studied with many esteemed singers, including Dawn Upshaw, Susanne Mentzer, Stephanie Blythe, Marilyn Horne, and Vinson Cole. Upon earning her graduate degree in 2014, she packed her bags for San Francisco (her city of birth) where she sang with the San Francisco Opera Chorus during their 2015 season.
Currently, Sara freelances in the Bay Area and performs a variety of repertoire, from bel canto to atonal works. She recently sang Norina (Don Pasquale) with the Mendocino Music Festival and performed as a featured artist with Bard Music West. In addition to singing, Sara is the founder of Ayuda Care, a place for seniors and their families to find accessible activities, ranging from music concerts to yoga in the park.
Sara doesn’t like listing her accomplishments like a recipe, but here they are anyways: Music Academy of the West; Tanglewood Music Festival; Aspen Music Festival & School; SongFest; Mozarteum University Masterclass Series; and American Bach Soloists.