Mezzo-soprano SARA COUDEN is a 2017 graduate of The Lindemann Young Artist Development at The Metropolitan Opera. She returns to The Met to perform Albine in Thais this season. Recent performances include the Aunt in Janacek’s Jenůfa at The Met, Kabanicha in Juilliard Opera’s production of Katya Kabanova, and the alto soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with San Francisco Symphony. She has appeared at Marlboro Music School and Festival and spent three summers as a fellow at Music Academy of the West, singing Mother Goose in The Rake’s Progress and Third Lady in The Magic Flute, as well as performing “Lob des Hohen Verstandes” and “Urlicht” with the Music Academy Festival Orchestra under James Gaffigan. Other performance credits include and alto soloist in Bach’s Magnificat and Vivaldi’s Gloria (San Francisco Bach Choir) and Handel’s Messiah (San Jose Symphonic Choir).
Couden earned her Artist Diploma from Yale’s Institute of Sacred Music, where she sang as alto soloist in Dvořák’s Stabat Mater with Helmuth Rilling, Bach’s B-Minor Mass with Masaaki Suzuki, Vivaldi’s Dixit Dominus with Simon Carrington, Bach’s St. John Passion with Masaaki Suzuki, and Honegger’s King David with Marguerite Brooks. Sara Couden earned her Master of Music in Opera from San Francisco Conservatory.
Sara Couden appears by kind permission of The Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.