Soprano Sarah Coburn opens the 2011 Washington National Opera season in the title role of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor. Ms. Coburn drops in on Patrick D. McCoy-The African-American Voice in Classical Music on THE OPERA DIVA SERIES. Past guests have included: Christine Brewer, Carmen Balthrop, Nicole Cabell and Angela Brown.
Sarah Coburn’s engagements in the 2010-11 season include Gilda in Rigoletto with Los Angeles Opera and L’Opéra de Montréal, Amina in La Sonnambula with the Wiener Staatsoper, Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Seattle Opera, Handel’s L’Allegro with the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, a recital at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., and a return to Cincinnati Opera in the summer of 2011 as Gilda in Rigoletto. Engagements in the 2009-10 season included Asteria in Tamerlano and Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, both with Los Angeles Opera; also Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia for Florida Grand Opera; the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor with Tulsa Opera; Gilda in Rigoletto with Welsh National Opera; performing in recital for Oklahoma State University's Allied Arts series, and singing as featured artist in an evening of bel canto arias with both the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and the Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra.