Sarah-Nicole Carter - Mezzo
Mezzo-Soprano SARAH-NICOLE CARTER has been hailed by the L.A. Times as "simply wonderful", as having "verve and vibrant color" by San Diego Story, and Modesto Bee as conveying a "sharp wit and wistfulness." Currently, Sarah-Nicole is singing Berta in The Barber of Seville and Jack’s Mom in Into The Woods at Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theater. Recent performances have included Kate in The Pirates of Penzance at San Diego Opera, La Ciesca and The Mistress of Novices in Il trittico, the alto solos in Bach’s Mass in B minor, and Mrs. Darling in Peter Pan with Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theater. After her Kennedy Center debut performing La Lettre du jardinière by Marcel-Lucien Tournier, performances have included Marte in Faust with Opera Modo, Bianca in The Rape of Lucretia and Mama McCourt in The Ballad of Baby Doe as a Guest Artist with Spotlight on Opera, and Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus with Capitol Opera Raleigh.
Other roles performed have included Mama Rosa in Il campanello di notte with Capitol Opera Albany, Jade Boucher in Dead Man Walking with Opera Fayetteville, Marthe in Faust, Mrs. Pearce in My Fair Lady, Olga in The Merry Widow, Mrs. Bedwin in Oliver!, and Sister Sophia in The Sound of Music with Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theater, Little Buttercup in H.M.S. Pinafore with Loveland Opera, Celeste #2 / Elaine in Sunday in the Park with George with Schenectady Civic Players, and creating the role of 3rd Street Sweeper in the world premiere of Patrick Dailly’s opera Solidarity with San Francisco Cabaret Opera.
Equally comfortable on the concert stage, Ms. Carter recently performed the alto solos in Messiah with San Diego Master Chorale, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the The Los Angeles Conducting Institute, and Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theater where The Salt Lake Tribune's review stated her "velvety alto shone in the last two movements when it rose confidently above the orchestra.” She performed the alto solos in Handel's L'Allegro with Grossmont College Symphony Orchestra and Master Chorale, and was a soloist in concert with Opera Saratoga, Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theater, Colorado Choral Arts Society, and Loveland Opera. She has also performed with the prestigious Bach Collegium San Diego. Ms. Carter received her Master’s Degree at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and was the recipient of departmental honors in Musical Theater and the Dorothy Steinmetz Vocal Scholarship.
Sarah-Nicole is the Alto Section Leader at All Souls Episcopal Church in Point Loma, CA, a Core Member of the San Diego Opera Chorus, and the proud mom of two.