Artist

Sarah Rauch

Mezzo-Soprano

Hometown: Marietta, Ohio

Mezzo-soprano Sarah Rauch (she/they) is a wholehearted and versatile performer whose musical explorations center on creating meaningfully connective performances. Sarah is a strong advocate for contemporary and under-performed repertoire, as well as the re-examination of narratives found within the traditional canon.  

Recent projects have included the curation and performance of the digital-release concert “I Bear Your Colors” – a program celebrating the unique relationships between queer women though American art song and chamber music – as well as performance of excerpts from György Kurtág’s Kafka Fragmente in collaboration with musicians from The Orchestra Now. Sarah was a featured recitalist in 2021 with ENY-NATS as the winner of their collegiate division art song competition, and is currently engaged as a teaching artist with ROK (Reimagining Opera for Kids), bringing opera to schools and community spaces. Other operatic credits include Skokánek/Datel in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen at the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts; Anna 1 in Kurt Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins and Toby in Giancarlo Menotti’s The Medium with Bard’s Vocal Arts Program; Zweite Dame in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with Bloomington Chamber Opera; and Isolier in Rossini’s Le Comte Ory with Chicago Summer Opera.  

A native of southeastern Ohio, Sarah holds a Bachelor’s degree in voice from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and is a recent graduate of Bard College Conservatory’s Graduate Vocal Arts Program (VAP), studying under the artistic direction of Stephanie Blythe and the vocal guidance of Richard Cox.