Sable Strout
(She/Her) Sable Strout is a site-specific Stage Director born and raised in Maine. When not in rehearsal, Sable is usually found at folk-rock concerts, spending time with friends and family in Portland, or experimenting in the kitchen with new vegan recipes. She is the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Opera in the Pines, an alternative opera company committed to reinventing the opera experience in Maine.
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Sable Strout

Sable Strout (She/Hers) is a site-specific Stage Director and Mezzo-soprano originally from Richmond, Maine. She is the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Opera in the Pines, an alternative opera company based in Maine committed to reinventing the opera experience. She made her professional operatic debut as Paggio (Rigoletto) with Opera Maine. Sable's recent performance highlights include: Rosina in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia with Penn Square Opera, Cherubino in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro with Tri-cities Opera and Syracuse Opera, and Stéphano in Gounod's Roméo et Juliette with Central City Opera. Other notable performance credits include: Flora (La Traviata), Mezzo-soprano soloist (Petite Messe Solennelle), Mercédès (Carmen), Sorceress (Dido and Aeneas), Giovanna (Rigoletto), and Zerlina (Don Giovanni). Past young artist residencies include: Opera Saratoga, Opera Idaho, Central City Opera, Opera on the James, and Charlottesville Opera. Sable holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Southern Maine, as a student of Ellen Chickering, and a Master of Music from Wichita State University, as a student of Alan Held. 

As a director Sable's recent works include The Diary of Anne Frank and Bar Crawl Bohème with Opera in the Pines, as well as Assistant Directing On Site Opera's Immersive Coffee Cantata Experience. Upcoming engagements include The Crucible with Opera in the Pines, completing an Opera Direction Certificate with Ithaca College, and Assistant Directing the world premiere of Lucidity with On Site Opera as a co-production with Seattle Opera. 





Opera in the Pines

2021 - Present
Maine, ME, USA

Artistic Director & Co-Founder

2021 - Present


Professional Role

Stage Director