New Kerrytown opera house series
Operetta scenes and arias
Sunday, November 13th @ 4:00 PM
This first installment of KCH’s new Kerrytown “Opera” House series will feature Resident Artists from the Toledo Opera in an Operetta Scenes & Arias Program led by Toledo Opera’s Co-Artistic Director and pianist, Kevin Bylsma. This program is inspired by Toledo Opera’s upcoming February production of Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow.
KCH and Toledo Opera believe that opera is transformative! It brings together people from all walks of life to experience beauty, passion, awe – everything that makes us human. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to experience opera – up close and personal!
KCH’s Classical Salon presentations are generously supported in part by Genre Underwriters, Maurice & Linda Binkow.
COVID-19 Safety Policy for Indoor Concerts
- Masks are strongly encouraged and available as needed.
- Please do not attend a performance if you are feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID-19.
Noted for her shimmering, soaring voice, soprano Sara Mortensen is a proud Michigan native. She earned her bachelor’s degree in music from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee where she was a vocal scholarship recipient. In the May of 2022, Ms. Mortensen received her master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music. During her time at the Manhattan School she had the privilege to perform the title role in Massenet’s Cendrillon in MSM’s opera outreach, scenes from Idomeneo (Ilia), The Crucible (Ann Putnam), as well as preparing the role of Cupid in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld, scenes from A Quiet Place (Dede), and Falstaff (Nannetta). Ms. Mortensen has also performed abroad in both Italy and France including scenes from La bohème (Musetta), Le Villi (Anna) at Opera Viva!, Faust (Marguerite), Les Contes D’Hoffmann (Antonia) and Cendrillon (Cendrillon) at Classic Lyric Arts. Other previous credits include Lucinda (Dark Sisters) and Solo Nina (Ainadamar) at The Miami Music Festival. In the fall of 2022, Ms. Mortensen looks forward to singing Bachianas Brasilerias No.5 with the Broadway Bach ensemble in New York City.