Soprano Sarah Tuttle, noted for her "warm and appealing voice," is an inquisitive and fearless singer. Beginning her musical study as a pianist with a deep interest in music theory, the intimacy and variety of human voices lead Sarah to pursue a career in singing.
Most recently Sarah was based in Northwest Germany, where she was a fest member of the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater. Her projects in Oldenburg included the roles of Hanna Glawari (Die Lustige Witwe), Micaëla (Carmen), La Reine Marguerite (Yvonne, Princesse de Bourgogne,) Freia (Das Rheingold), and Helmwige (Die Walküre), as well as concert performances of Handel's La Resurrezione and Benjamin's A Mind of Winter. Prior to coming to Germany, Sarah performed the roles of the Fox in Janacek's The Cunning Little Vixen with the New England Conservatory Graduate Opera Program, and both the Governess (Britten’s The Turn of the Screw) and Gertrud (Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel) while studying in the Bard Vocal Arts Program, a Masters program under the leadership of Dawn Upshaw.
Sarah's musical education, particularly while at Bard, widened her perspective and piqued her curiosity about contemporary music, and she is delighted to have participated in the creation of new works. In the summer of 2015, Sarah gave the world premiere of John Harbison's new song cycle, Seven Poems of Lorine Niedecker, with pianist Ursula Oppens, garnering praise from the Wall Street Journal for her "fine balance of energy and introspection," and "open and engaging presence on stage." In 2013, she was the soprano soloist in the world premiere of Avner Dorman’s Letters from Gettysburg, a work for soloists, choir, and percussion ensemble, commissioned for the 150th anniversary of the famous Civil War battle. Other recent performances of contemporary music include the Boston premiere of Shawn Jaeger's chamber piece, The Cold Pane, and a performance of Jonathan Harvey's Song Offerings, as part of the Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music. Sarah holds a Masters degree from the Bard Graduate Vocal Arts Program at Bard College, and a Bachelors degree from the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College . She is also proud to have spent two summers as a Vocal Fellow with the Tanglewood Music Center, from whom she received the Grace B. Jackson Prize for Excellence in the summer of 2015.