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Concert soloistJohnstown Symphony
September 21, 2013
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Pamina in The Magic Flute, Opera Tampa
February 7, 9, 2014
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Musetta in La boheme, Pittsburgh Opera
March 29, April 1, 4, 6, 2014
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Mahler’s Symphony No. 4Erie Chamber Philharmonic 
June 6, 2014
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Soloist in Franz Schubert Concert ShowcaseBard Music Festival 
August 16, 2014
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“Song to the Moon”, Dvorak’s Rusalka

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Sari Gruber

Soprano

Hailed as “nothing short of sensational” by Opera magazine and “a real creature of the stage” by Opera News, soprano Sari Gruber has become a prized artist on American and International stages alike.

This past season, Ms. Gruber returned to Pittsburgh Opera to sing Zerlina in a new production of Don Giovanni as well as a returned to Arizona Opera to sing Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro.  In addition, she also maintains an active concert schedule, appearing as a soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, as well as in recital with the Music in a Great Space series in Pittsburgh. In the 13-14 season, she will perform the role of Pamina in The Magic Flute with Opera Tampa; Musetta in La Boheme with Pittsburgh Opera; Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with the Erie Chamber Philharmonic; and an Opera Gala with the Johnstown
Philharmonic.

 

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…power and clarity…
The Pearl Fishers - “Leila belonged to Nadir the moment soprano Sari Gruber started singing, her power and clarity an obvious match with the tenor’s .”Honolulu Star-Advertiser 
…lit up the stage…
La Boheme- “…soprano Sari Gruber lit up the stage with her sure-voiced, spirited and suitably saucy portrayal of Musetta.”Denver Post 
…Gruber cast an enchanting spell…
 Knoxville: Summer of 1915 -“In her philharmonic debut, Gruber cast an enchanting spell with ‘Knoxville:   Summer of 1915,’ Barber’s setting of a text by James Agee. This child’s view of   a lazy summer night showed Gruber to be a thoughtful and elegant soprano capable   of a wide emotional range. Gruber conveyed the work’s languorous mood through   subtle shadings from her multihued vocal palette, then used her clear, focused   soprano to project easily through Barber’s denser textures. It was a   performance, to paraphrase Agee’s text, that enchanted the eardrums.”The Oklahoman 
…blended exquisitely…
Le Nozze di Figaro- “Sari Gruber’s sharp-witted, keenly articulated Susanna was a perfect foil for Armstrong’s Countess, and the two blended exquisitely in the letter duet, each maintaining an individual vocal color. Gruber lived the character in every movement and inflection, reacting to those around her and dominating the ensembles. When she finally had her solo turn in ‘Deh vieni, non tardar,’ she held focus with her natural phrasing, controlled legato and even scale.”Opera News 
…commanded the audience’s attention from her first note…
North Carolina Symphony- “Gruber is a thoroughly accomplished young professional who commanded the audience’s attention from her first note. ‘My Hero’ was sincere, compelling, romantic, and ‘Mein Herr Marquis’ entirely insincere, flighty, with a superb demonstration of how to produce a stage laugh while singing.”Classical Voice of North Carolina 
Composer Opera Role
Beethoven Fidelio Marzelline
Bizet Les Pecheurs des Perles Leila
Carmen Micaela
Britten A Midsummer Night’s Dream Helena
The Rape of Lucretia Lucia
The Turn of the Screw Governess
Peter Grimes First Niece
Debussy Pelleas et Melisande Melisande
Donizetti Don Pasquale Norina
L’Elisir d’Amore Adina
Gounod Romeo et Juliette Juliette
Handel Giulio Cesare Cleopatra
Rodelinda Rodelinda
Agrippina Agrippina
Rinaldo Almirena
Humperdinck Hansel und Gretel Gretel
Janacek The Cunning Little Vixen Bystrouska (Vixen)
Kat’a Kabanova Kat’a
Lehar Die Lustige Witwe Hanna Glawary
Monteverdi L’Incoronazione di Poppea Poppea
Mozart Cosi fan Tutte Fiordiligi
Don Giovanni Donna Elvira
Le Nozze di Figaro Contessa, Susanna
Die Zauberflote Pamina
Idomeneo Ilia
Poulenc Dialogues des Carmelites Blanche
Puccini La Boheme Mimi, Musetta
Gianni Schicchi Lauretta
Turandot Liu
R. Strauss Intermezzo Christine
Stravinsky The Rake’s Progress Anne Trulove
Verdi Falstaff Nannetta
Weill Street Scene Rose
Seven Deadly Sins Anna
Mahagonny Jenny
Composer Work  
Bach Mass in B Minor
St. Matthew Passion
Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915
Beethoven Egmont
Ninth Symphony
Bernstein Songfest
Bernstein Symphonic Suites from West Side Story
Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem
Canteloube Chantes d’Auvergne
Copland Poems of Emily Dickinson
Dvorak Gypsy Songs
Faure Requiem
Handel Messiah
Samson
Silete Venti
Haydn Die Jahreszeiten
Harmoniemesse
Die Schopfung
Mahler Das Knaben Wunderhorn
Second Symphony
Fourth Symphony
Mozart Requiem
Poulenc Gloria
Strauss, R. Four Last Songs
Song Selections
Szymanowski Songs of the Infatuated Muezzin
Slopiewnie
Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras #5
Vivaldi Gloria
Vivier Lonely Child
Weill Seven Deadly Sins
Hailed as “nothing short of sensational” by Opera magazine and “a real creature of the stage” by Opera News, soprano Sari Gruber has become a prized artist on American and International stages alike.

She has garnered praise for her revered performances as some of opera’s most beloved characters such as Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, which she has performed at such companies as New York City Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Boston Lyric Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Opera Pacific, Kentucky Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, and the Ongaku-Juku Opera Project under the baton of Seiji Ozawa. Noted International performances include Handel’s Samson staged for De Nederlandse Opera, and First Niece in Peter Grimes at both the Saito Kinen Festival (Japan) and Maggio Musicale di Firenze.

This season, Ms. Gruber returned to Pittsburgh Opera to sing Zerlina in a new production of Don Giovanni as well as a returned to Arizona Opera to sing Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro.  In addition, she also maintains an active concert schedule, appearing as a soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, as well as in recital with the Music in a Great Space series in Pittsburgh. In the 13-14 season, she will perform the role of Pamina in The Magic Flute with Opera Tampa; Musetta in La Boheme with Pittsburgh Opera; Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with the Erie Chamber Philharmonic; and an Opera Gala with the Johnstown
Philharmonic.

In recent seasons, Ms. Gruber has added various new roles to her expanding repertoire including  Mimi in La Boheme, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Micaela in Carmen, Governess in The Turn of the Screw, and Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare.

Career highlights have included her Lyric Opera of Chicago debut as Alexandra in Regina; Lisette in La Rondine and Miss Hedgehog in the world premiere of Tobias Picker’s The Fantastic Mr. Fox with Los Angeles Opera; Carolina in Il matrimonio segreto, Aricie in Hippolyte et Aricie, and Varvara in Kát’a Kabanová with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis; Vixen in Janácek’s The Cunning Little Vixen at the Chautauqua Institution; Nannetta in Falstaff at New York City Opera; Anne Trulove in Rake’s Progress and Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Lyric Opera of Kansas City; and recently her role debut as Leïla in The Pearl Fishers with Hawaii Opera Theater.

Other engagements have included Musetta in La bohème with Opera Colorado, Opera Company of Philadelphia, and Austin Lyric Opera; Despina in Così fan tutte with Pittsburgh Opera, Berkshire Opera and Anchorage Opera; Norina in Don Pasquale with Opera Company of Philadelphia and Boston Lyric Opera; Gilda in Rigoletto with Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Connecticut Opera and Toledo Opera; Juliette in Romeo et Juliette with Opera Carolina and Chautauqua Opera; Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel with New York City Opera, Opera Columbus, Omaha Symphony, and for PBS Great Performances telecast from the Juilliard Opera Center.

An extremely sought after and distinguished concert artist, Ms. Gruber has appeared with several esteemed symphony orchestras throughout her career, such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra, Handel and Haydn Society, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, ProMusica Chamber Society, Boston Baroque, New York Festival of Song, New York’s Collegiate Chorale, Pacific Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Winston-Salem Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, San Jose Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, and the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. With these organizations and many more, she has performed the Soloist in such works as Messiah, Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, Bach’s Mass in B Minor, Handel’s Israel in Egypt, Haydn’s The Creation, Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Telemann’s dramatic cantata, Ino, Schubert’s Shepherd on the Rock, Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras #5, Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music, Handel’s Silete Venti, and with the New York City Ballet in Stravinsky’s Les Noces.

Winner of the 2005 Naumburg Competition, Ms. Gruber also keeps a very active recital schedule and over the years has appeared at New York’s Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie, the 92nd Street Y, Miller Theater, Caramoor Festival, San Francisco Performances, Skaneateles Festival, New York Festival of Song, as well in recital at Palm Springs, Carmel, Pensacola, Pittsburgh and Kansas. She has given recitals across the country under the auspices of the Marilyn Horne Foundation. Other credits include a pre-concert recital of Copland’s Poems of Emily Dickinson with the New York Philharmonic, solo recitals in Salt Lake City and Daytona Beach, at Skidmore College, and on San Francisco Opera’s Schwabacher Debut Recital Series.

 

 

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