Franco-American soprano, Sarah Hayashi, started her operatic studies at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore before continuing at the Royal College of Music in London and the Wales International Academy of Voice in Cardiff. During her studies, she sung the roles of the Fire, the Princess, and the Nightingale L’Enfants et les Sortilèges, Miranda in the world premiere of Douglas Buchanan’s Ariel’s Tempest, Miss Ellen Lakmé [Peabody Opera Theatre]; Erste Knabe Die Zauberflöte, Emmie Albert Herring [Royal College of Music]. Other roles include Belinda Dido and Aeneas [Little Patuxent Opera]; Euridice Orphée aux Enfers [Bel Cantanti Opera and Bearwood Opera]; Despina Cosi fan tutte [Seastar Opera]. This past January, Sarah made her role debut as Blonde Abduction from the Seraglio for the Bronx Opera. Sarah was also a finalist in the London Handel Singing Competition, a winner of the RCM Concerto Competition, a winner of the RCM Early Music Competition, and a semi-finalist at the International Cesti Competition. She was also the recipient of the Maryland Distinguished Scholar of the Arts award, Evergreen House Foundation Scholarship, Charles Brachini Award, and the Josephine Baker Trust. She has also performed extensively as a recitalist in the US, the UK, and France.
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