Sarah Asmar, vocalist, opera performer, and voice instructor at Loomis Chaffee, presented a recital in Founders Chapel for an audience of students and community members as guest musician on Tuesday, December 4.
The morning recital, accompanied on the piano by Jonathan Reuning-Scherer, featured songs and arias based on literature.
Sarah presented the recital in memory of her friend, musician, and Loomis music teaching colleague Eric Dahlin, who passed away unexpectedly in October.
Hailed for her "crystalline soprano" by the StarTribune of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Sarah has been cast in a number of leading roles with opera companies throughout the United States, including with the Hawaiian Opera Theater, Opera Southwest, Connecticut Lyric Opera, and Sarasota Opera. She has performed as a soprano soloist with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and was a New England Regional Finalist in the 2008 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
Originally from West Simsbury, Conn., Sarah earned both a bachelor's degree in violin performance in 2001 and a master's degree in vocal performance in 2004 from Boston University. There, she sang with the Boston University Opera Institute and the Boston University Symphony Orchestra.Sarah's performance was made possible with support from the Stookins Guest Musician/Lecture Fund.