Mercury Orchestra

Sarah Rose Taylor, mezzo-soprano


Mezzo-soprano Sarah Rose Taylor has appeared as a recitalist in France, Germany, Italy, the Bahamas, and across the United States, and is in increasing demand for her versatile voice and compelling musicianship.

In June 2014, she will be making her Carnegie Hall solo debut singing Elgar’s Sea Pictures with pianist Nigel Potts and harpist Grace Cloutier. In the fall, she will record her debut CD of Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder and Edward Elgar’s Sea Pictures, to be released by MSR Classics in 2015.

On the operatic stage, Sarah Rose Taylor has sung the roles of Marcellina in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro; Sally in Barber’s A Hand of Bridge; Third Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte; La Badessa in Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Francisco in Bruce Saylor’s one-act opera The Image Maker in its world premiere. Sarah has also sung with dell’arte opera ensemble in their production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. As an invited guest to The Martina Arroyo Prelude to Performance program, she performed the role of Dorabella in scenes from Cosí fan tutte.

Her wide-ranging oratorio repertoire has included solo role performances of Bach’s Mass in B Minor; Handel’s Messiah and Judas Maccabaeus; Haydn’s Mass in Time of War; Debussy’s cantata La damoiselle élue and Arvo Pärt’s Passio.

Sarah Rose Taylor has a Master’s degree and an Artist Diploma in Vocal Performance from The Aaron Copland School of Music in New York, where she studied with Sherry Overholt. Currently she studies with Neil Semer and coaches with former Metropolitan Opera conductor Steven Crawford. She also has degrees in French Studies from the British Institute in Paris and a Maîtrise in French Language Teaching from La Sorbonne, Paris. She lives in New York City.

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