Sara Litchfield, Mezzo-Soprano, performed in her first opera when she was 15 years old with Opera Southwest of Albuquerque, NM and has been performing ever since. Since then, she has sung with several companies throughout the Midwest and around the country, including New Orleans Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Cedar Rapids Opera Theater, The Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Co. of Chicago and Petite Opera Productions. Some of her favorite roles include Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte and Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus. Most recently, Sara performed in the Midwest premiere of Nico Muhly’s acclaimed new opera Dark Sisters. This year marks her 10th season as a member of the Chicago Symphony Chorus.
Sara is also very passionate about music education and opera outreach. She currently teaches with both Lyric Opera Of Chicago and Chicago Opera Theater’s in school residency programs where she teaches CPS elementary school students about opera and helps them create and perform their own. She also spent three years touring with Madison based opera outreach company, Opera for the Young. On tour, she sang such roles as Mother/Witch in Hansel and Gretel, Madame in Cendrillon and her personal favorite, Tooty Fruity, the singing fruitbasket, in their adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. Sara received a Master of Music from the Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University and a Bachelor of Music from Loyola University New Orleans.