Chamber Music Concert this Sunday
Starr Ward Chamber Music Concerts presents Sara Mitchell Jebaily on Sunday, May 6, 5 p.m. at Victors in downtown Florence. Tickets at $10 at the door with a meet the artist reception to follow.
Soprano Sara Ann Mitchell Jebaily lives in Austin, Texas. With Austin Opera, Sara recently performed a “perfectly balanced” Najade in Ariadne auf Naxos (Austin Arts Watch) and a “particularly engaging” (Feast of Music) and “charming” (austin360) Oscar in Un ballo in maschera. She also performed the Strauss’ Brentano Lieder, also sponsored by Austin Opera.
Sara is the soprano soloist and cantor for the St. Mary Cathedral in downtown Austin. There she recently performed as the soprano soloist in Mozart’s Regina coeli (KV 127). Upcoming she will perform Brahm’s Neue Libeslieder Waltzes. Additional credits include: a “formidable performance” as first niece in Peter Grimes (NewOutPost.com) and Tirésias in Les mamelles de Tirésias, both with Des Moines Metro Opera, Madame Herz in The Impresario with PORTopera, Josephine in HMS Pinafore with Ohio Light Opera, and Fifi in Mlle. Modiste with Ohio Light Opera, which was praised for “superbly controlled phrasings” (Opera Today), “low notes as alluring as…coloratura top” (Opera News), “all around excellence” (CoolCleveland. com) and “effortless poise.”
Sara received her master in music from New England Conservatory of music in Boston, MA, and her bachelor of music from the University of Oklahoma. Her love for music began early in life, and blossomed in high school. Choral music and opportunities to perform in the high school musical enriched her life and education greatly.
Having the opportunity to perform Carmina Burana at Carnegie Hall was truly a life-shaping and mind-broadening experience, she said. She is thrilled to be in Florence to perform an evening of American music with the Starr Ward Chamber Music Concert Series.