Canadian mezzo-soprano Sarah Kaye Klapman grew up in Toronto and received her Bachelor’s degree in Voice from Mount Allison University, where she studied under Sally Dibblee and Monette Gould. While at Mount Allison, she was awarded the Isabel (Munro) Pace Scholarship and Music Faculty Artist Scholarship, amongst others. Recent projects include performances as Florence Pike in Halifax Summer Opera Festival’s 2017 production of Albert Herring, singing with Mount Allison University’s Elliott Chorale, Symphonic Band and Jazz Band. With Mount Allison’s Opera Workshop, under the direction of Dr. Vicki St. Pierre, she has performed scenes and excerpts from Mozart, Monteverdi, Menotti, and Handel.
This summer, Sarah will travel to Edmonton to perform in Opera NUOVA’s productions of Neil Weisensel’s City Workers in Love (Mrs. Demers) and Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods (Cinderella’s Stepmother, Baker’s Wife [cover]). She is excited to return to HSOF this summer for Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, in which she plays Arnalta, her favourite kind of saucy old lady. Upcoming plans include returning to Mount Allison in the fall to complete her Psychology degree, and finally getting her driver’s license.