Sara Gartland


Soprano Sara Gartland’s engagements for the 2021-2022 Season and beyond include the world premiere opera A Thousand Acres (Rose) with libretto by Mark Campbell and music composed by Kristin Kuster for the fiftieth anniversary season at Des Moines Metro Opera, and exciting role and company debuts with Opera San Antonio and Dallas Opera. A lover of opera and operetta as well as contemporary works, Ms. Gartland has sung a plethora of roles displaying her talent for dramatic storytelling and comedy. She has also developed close working relationships with some of the best regional opera houses in the country. Some of her performances include: the title roles in Rusalka and Jenůfa, Wozzeck (Marie), Roméo et Juliette (Juliette), and Regina (Alexandra) with Des Moines Metro Opera; La bohème (Musetta), Carmen (Micaëla), Norma (Adalgisa, cover), and Michel van der Aa’s 3D opera Sunken Garden (Zenna Briggs, cover) with Dallas Opera; Die Fledermaus (Rosalinde), La traviata (Violetta), Of Mice and Men (Curley’s Wife), and Regina (Alexandra) with Utah Opera; La traviata (Violetta), the title role in Rusalka, and HMS Pinafore (Josephine) with Arizona Opera, Fidelio (Marzelline) with Opera Omaha; Hansel and Gretel (Gretel) with Opera San Jose; Hansel and Gretel (Gretel) and La bohème (Musetta) with San Diego Opera; L’elisir d’amore (Adina) with Austin Lyric Opera; and the title role (cover) in Rusalka with the Canadian Opera Company.