Canadian soprano Sarah Gartshore is active on both the opera and concert stages. As a Santa Fe Apprentice Artist, she made her debut with Santa Fe Opera as the First Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and returned for a second season to cover the roles of Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Così fan tutte and Thalie/La Folie in Rameau’s Platée. Other opera roles include Magda in Chamber Opera Chicago’s production of Menotti’s The Consul and the title role in the Chicago premiere of Barber’s Vanessa with Chamber Opera Chicago. She last appeared as soloist with Music of the Baroque in January 2014.
Concert highlights include her debut with the Grammy-nominated Chicago Chamber Musicians in Scarlatti’s Su le sponde del Tebro, her Symphony Center debut with the Apollo Chorus of Chicago in Brahms’ German Requiem, Dvořák’s Mass with the International Choral Arts Festival of Jihlava, Messiah with the Richmond and Jacksonville symphony orchestras, and Brahms’ Requiem and Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with the Richmond Symphony. She appears regularly as part of the Handel Week Festival in Oak Park, where she has sung the title role in Acis and Galatea and many solo cantatas.
Sarah Gartshore can be heard performing with guitarists Sergio and Odair Assad on Merry a Holiday Journey, a Christmas CD by violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and friends.