Sarah Bauer, a Michigan native, is currently living in Shreveport, Louisiana. Ms. Bauer is delighted to join the Shreveport Opera family for the 2013-2014 Season as their Soprano Resident Artist, where she will perform the roles of Giannetta in Donizetti’s
L’elisir d’amore and Peep-bo in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado. Ms. Bauer enjoys performing a wide range of repertoire from sacred to electro-acoustic music. Operatic roles performed include Beth in Little Women with Opera in the Ozarks, Blanche in Dialogues des Carmélites, and Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel, both with the University of Missouri - Kansas City Opera Theater. She has also performed operetta with the Kansas City Metro Opera as Casilda in The Gondoliers and Yum-yum in The Mikado. Other roles performed include Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro and Zerlina in Don Giovanni.
Oratorio performances include Bruckner’s Te Deum and Vaughan Williams’ In Windsor Forest with the St. Joseph Community Choir of St. Joseph, Missouri, Vivaldi’s Gloria with the St. John’s United Methodist Church of Kansas City, Missouri, and Mendelssohn’s Psalm 42 with the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Kansas City, Missouri.
Awards include placing as a semi-finalist in Chicago’s Bel Canto Foundation Competition 2013, and reception of a 2011 University of Missouri Women’s Council Grant and 2010 Society of Singers Scholarship.
In addition to her studies at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, Ms. Bauer received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Michigan State University, where she studied with soprano Melanie Helton. Recent teachers include Vinson Cole and Sunny Joy Langton.