Sara Womble

Music and English
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Sara Womble

Sara Womble is a Boston Lyric Opera Steven and Jane Aiken Emerging Artist alumna, where she made her debut as Barbarina, and covered Susanna, in BLO’s 2017 production of Le nozze di Figaro. Reviews described her performance as “bubbly,” “striking,” “like a charming, bright ray of sunlight,” and possessing “a large sound unexpected in the role.”

In the fall of 2018, Sara created the leading role of A Girl in Tod Machover’s Schoenberg in Hollywood, which received its acclaimed world premiered at Boston Lyric Opera. She was reviewed as "luminous" (The Boston Globe), "beguiling" (Opera News), possessing "clarity and etherial quality" (Boston Musical Intelligencer), and "a revelation, singing freely, with power when called upon" (Classical Voice America).

Sara returned to North Carolina Opera in January 2019 to sing Frasquita in Carmen, and to BLO in March 2019 to sing Lucia in The Rape of Lucretia.

In the summer of 2018, Sara returned to Opera NEO to debut the role of Ilia in Idomeneo. San Diego Story wrote of her performance, “from Ilia’s opera-opening aria ‘Padre, germani, addio,” Sara Womble’s supple, warm soprano immediately won the hearts of the audience.” Reviewing Opera NEO’s opening aria concert, the same publication described her as an “impressive soprano” who “sang ‘Regnava nel silenzio’ from Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, beautifully shaping the composer’s long, undulating lines with deft dynamic shading and shimmering accuracy in those high bel canto leaps.”

Sara graduated Phi beta kappa and Magna cum laude from Duke University, where she double-majored in English and Music Performance. At Duke, she studied voice with Elizabeth Linnartz and Susan Dunn and performed principal roles with the Duke Opera Workshop, soloed with the Duke Chorale, Chamber Players, New Music Ensemble, and the Choral Society of Durham.