Italian-Canadian soprano, Sarah Forestieri, most recently made her debut with Opera on the Avalon this summer playing the Shepherd in Puccini’s Tosca. This past April, she made her Eastman Opera Theatre debut playing Franca Naccarelli in Guettel's The Light in the Piazza. This coming November, Sarah will be performing the role of Soprano I in Ricky Ian Gordon’s The Tibetan Book of the Dead, followed by her role debut as Zerlina in Don Giovanni in May of 2019, both with Eastman Opera Theatre. Other recent performances include Rosaura in the Canadian premiere of Los Gavilanes (Toronto Operetta Theatre), and Il Destino in La Calisto (Centre for Opera Studies in Italy). Other performances have included a variety of traditional and contemporary art song in Los Angeles, where she participated as a Schubert Fellow at the Songfest Art song Festival.
In the summer of 2016, she studied the Poetry and Performance of German Lied at the Franz-Schubert Institute with support of the Canadian Art Song Foundation. There, she had the chance to work with master teachers such as Elly Ameling, Julius Drake, Robert Holl, and Roger Vignoles, to name a few.
Miss Forestieri completed an undergraduate degree in Voice Performance at the University of Toronto on full scholarship for all four years of her studies. This coming year, she will be studying with Dr. Jonathan Retzlaff at the Eastman School of Music, pursuing a Master of Music in Performance and Literature.