Sara Duchovnay, soprano

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Sara will perform the role of die erste Dienerin in Die ägyptische Helena

with Odyssey Opera in Boston, MA on April 19th, 2019.

Latest reviews

As Helen in the world premiere of Howards End, America with Earplay

Ensemble in San Francisco

...Sara Duchovnay sounded crisp and alluring as...Helen; Duchovnay delivered not one but two stretches of wordless melody with bright, piercing beauty.
— Joshua Kosman, San Fransicso Chronicle
Soprano Sara Duchovnay’s rich portrait of Helen Schlegel, the bohemian and madcap photographer, resonated throughout the opera. Dynamic and expressive, Duchovnay sang with warmth and luster, catalyzing the racial and social dilemmas with energy. As a photographer, she moved with “elan,” thus matching her vocal vibrancy
— Lois Silverstein,
Sara Duchovnay...[is] excellent in the premiere of the chamber opera “Howards End, America.”...Helen Schlegel, portrayed by the clarion-voiced soprano Sara Duchovnay.
— James Ambroff-Tahan, San Francisco Examiner
...Sara Duchovnay sparkled as her flighty sister Helen.
— Ilana Walder-Biesanz, San Francisco Classical Voice
The most striking moment, both musically and dramatically, was the birth aria, where Duchovnay delivered high arcs of wordless song and open-throated lows, cresting over her contractions as woodwinds arched along with her. The troughs were layered and translucent, low bowing in the strings like waves of sea-foam as the pain receded. It was riveting and unique and moving, and, surprisingly, there is nothing like that scene in all of opera.
— Adam Broner,
Shearer produces stirring arias for Helen (beacon-voiced soprano Sara Duchovnay)
— Paul Hertelendy,

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