Sara Schabas
(She/Her) A native of Toronto, soprano Sara Schabas has been praised for her “crystalline singing” (Schmopera) and “pure sound” (Ludwig van Toronto) and for maintaining a “clear, soft tone, despite her vocal power” (Opera Canada).
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Sara Schabas

A 2019 Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Schabas was the winner of the Career Blueprint Award from the ICRPA, and is the recipient of the Hnatyshyn Foundation Grant for Classical Vocal Performance. This season, Sara returns to Pacific Opera Victoria to play the Dormouse in a digitally released presentation of Elizabeth Raum's The Garden of Alice. She sings Handel and Monteverdi in Prangins, Switzerland and looks forward to joining Théatre Lyrichoregra as a laureate of their Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques in Montreal, Quebec. In August, she will sing Zerlina in Highlands Opera’s Don Giovanni. Last season, Schabas debuted with Vancouver Opera and Pacific Opera Victoria, starring as the Hummingbird in the world premiere of Maxine Goulet’s The Flight of the Hummingbird, and looked forward to singing First Witch in Dido and Aeneas at the Internationale Barocktage Melk with the Concentus Musicus Wien (postponed to 2022 due to Covid-19). She debuted with the Bach-Elgar Choir in Messiah, and performed as Anne Frank in Singing Only Softly with Loose Tea Music Theatre, earning her a Dora Award Nomination for Outstanding Performance. A former artist-in-residence with the Dayton Opera, Schabas has been a soloist with numerous companies and orchestras including the Dayton Philharmonic, Mississauga Symphony, Oakville Chamber Orchestra, the Canadian Opera Company Free Concert Series, Tapestry Opera and at the Castleton Festival under the late Lorin Maazel.

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