Described as “vocally glorious” (San Diego Story) and by Opera News as a “standout” with “impeccable pitch and phrasing,” acclaimed soprano Sarah Tucker is a must-see performer in leading opera houses across the United States and beyond. Last season took Ms. Tucker to Fargo Moorhead Opera as Mimi in La bohème, Houston Grand Opera as Volunteer Girl in Another City, the Vallejo Center for the Arts as Tatyana in selections from Eugene Onegin, and to Dayton Philharmonic to premiere My Sister’s Voice by composer Reena Esmail. This season, she makes her Sarasota Opera début as Micaëla in Carmen and returns to Gulfshore Opera as Liù in Turandot.
Ms. Tucker recently made her Dallas Symphony début when she stepped in for an ailing colleague in Verdi’s Requiem at Highland Park Presbyterian. She also made her role début as Freia in Das Rheingold with Virginia Opera, brought her Adina in L’elisir d’amore to Dayton Opera, made a celebrated role début as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte with San Diego Opera, joined North Carolina Opera as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, returned to Gulfshore Opera for a reprise of her Mimi in La bohème, and performed Adina in L’elisir d’amore with Opera Maine. [read more...]
"... delicate innocence and rich emotional depth..." – Classical Voice North America
Die Zauberflöte – "The vocal prowess demonstrated on last night's stage was wholly mesmerizing. . . Sarah Tucker's interpretation of Pamina had both delicate innocence and rich emotional depth, and I was blown away by her ability to sing extreme pianissimo – kudos to the orchestra as well for matching the dynamic range with sensitivity."
"... Tucker also shows her range and vocal power..." – San Diego Union-Tribune
Così fan tutte – “As Fiordiligi, soprano Sarah Tucker also shows her range and vocal power in the challenging first act aria “Come scoglio,” then exhibits her coloratura skills in the famous “Per pietà" aria.”
"... a beautifully rounded, well-supported soprano..." – Opera News
L’elisir d’amore – “Sarah Tucker was a graceful Adina with a beautifully rounded, well-supported soprano that meshed perfectly with Wheeker’s Nemorino—a point established immediately in their Act I duet, “Chiedi all’aura lusinghiera.”
"... impeccable pitch and phrasing..." – Opera News
Carmen – “Sarah Tucker’s Micaëla also stood out. Her gleaming soprano, long blond braids and simple dress cried innocence amidst the morally ambiguous surroundings. Her passionate “Je dis que rein ne m’épouvante” showed impeccable pitch and phrasing.”
"... her high notes had a radiant bloom..." – Opera Today
Die Zauberflöte – “The star of the show was Marion Roose Pullin Studio Artist Sarah Tucker who sang Pamina. She has already been a Marcello Giordani Young Artist and Metropolitan Opera National Council 2014 Auditions semifinalist. Her voice was sweet and her high notes had a radiant bloom."
"... heart-rending and soulful performance..." – San Diego Union-Tribune
Carmen – “Also making standout debuts are soprano Sarah Tucker, with her heart-rending and soulful performance as Micäela, the virgin country girl Don José discards in his lust for Carmen."