Me singing the "Sheva Brachot" at my sister's wedding! 2013
Innately comical soprano Sarah Baumgarten has no trouble showcasing her personality through the repertoire she performs. Whether singing Mozart, Puccini, or Gershwin she embraces the essence of each musical style. She brings her sunny demeanor to her collaborations with composers and other performers.
Sarah has performed at venues such as Baltimore’s Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, The Kimmel Center, Dixon Place, the Library of Congress, The Jewish Museum of Maryland, Andrea Clearfield’s Salon in Philadelphia and World Café Live. She sings with the Philadelphia Orchestra Symphonic Choir, Chizuk Amuno Congregation, Concert Artists of Baltimore, the Thomas Jefferson University Choir, The Ritz Theatre, and is currently the Music Director and Soprano Choral Scholar at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church in Cherry Hill, NJ.
Highlights from the 2018-2019 season include performing the role of Annunziata in the new musical, La Giara at World Café Live with Minas; Rebecca Kaplan in the new opera, The Yellow Star with Garden State Opera; the roles of Lucy (The Telephone) and Suor Genovieffa (Suor Angelica) with the Delaware Valley Opera Company; Soprano Soloist for the 2nd annual Sing Hallelujah! concert at the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall under the baton of Cantor David F. Tilman; debuting her solo concert, Jews to my Ears, a concert of Jewish songs, and songs by Jewish composers; and reprising her solo concert, No One is Alone: The Jewish Tradition on Broadway, a lecture recital detailing the affect of Jewish songwriters on American Musical Theatre.
Favorite roles include Lucy (The Telephone) Musetta (La Bohème); Cinderella (A Tale of Cinderella); Noémie (Cendrillon) and Papagena (Die Zauberflӧte). Sarah has been featured with Annapolis Opera, OperaWorks, Larry McKenna’s New Voices Cabaret, TableTop Broadway at the West End Lounge, New York Lyric Opera Theatre, Delaware Valley Opera Company, Opera on Tap- Philadelphia and NYC, Asheville Lyric Opera, the International Vocal Arts Institute (Tel Aviv), Vancouver Summer Opera Workshop, Garden State Opera and Minas.
Upcoming engagements include the David Geffen Opening Galas with the New York Philharmonic, and The Fairytale Show with Opera on Tap, New York City.
Ms. Baumgarten earned her Master of Music degree in Voice Performance and Pedagogy from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University studying under Soprano Ah Young Hong. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance, with a minor in Italian from the Pennsylvania State University, studying under Norman Spivey. She currently maintains a private voice and piano studio New York City, and studies with Natalie Wilson and Andrew Byrne.