• Sarah Tucker's interpretation of Pamina had both delicate innocence and rich emotional depth, and I was blown away by her ability to sing extreme pianissimo – kudos to the orchestra as well for matching the dynamic range with sensitivity.
  • As Fiordiligi, soprano Sarah Tucker also shows her range and vocal power in the challenging first act aria “Come scoglio,” then exhibits her coloratura skills in the famous “Per pietà” aria.
  • Sarah Tucker, a vocally glorious Micaëla in the company’s well-received Carmen, gave Fiordiligi a passionate drive that illuminated her character, notably in her famous aria of fidelity “Come scoglio.”
  • With gleaming high notes and powerful phrasing, Sarah Tucker’s glorious Act III aria Je dis que rien ne m’épouvante brought ferocious applause from the Civic Theatre audience...
  • Sarah Tucker was a graceful Adina with a beautifully rounded, well-supported soprano that meshed perfectly...
  • Sarah Tucker portrayed an absolutely riveting Micaëla, balancing lovely tone and delivery with a well-rounded character of virtue, beauty and gumption.
  • Sarah Tucker’s bright and eager soprano was an asset to the cast as Jano.
  • Tucker’s portrayal refutes the old trope that “good” equals “boring”; her Micaëla won over Saturday’s audience with her polite but firm assertion of her boundaries in the first act and her deft handling of Don José in the third. She sang both scenes beautifully.
  • Sarah Tucker’s Micaëla also stood out. Her gleaming soprano, long blond braids and simple dress cried innocence amidst the morally ambiguous surroundings. Her passionate “Je dis que rein ne m’épouvante” showed impeccable pitch and phrasing.
  • Also making standout debuts are soprano Sarah Tucker, with her heart-rending and soulful performance as Micäela, the virgin country girl Don José discards in his lust for Carmen...
  • But if Sarah Tucker is singing it, every note is something special. She has one of the loveliest soprano voices I have heard in years and she brings great depth of feeling to a part that is so often tedious.

ABOUT SARAH TUCKER

Praised by Opera News for “impeccable pitch and phrasing,” and for “gleaming high notes and powerful phrasing” (San Diego Story),  soprano Sarah Tucker is demanding attention for her captivating vocal timbre and engaging stage presence.

Ms. Tucker’s recent debut with San Diego Opera as Micaëla in Carmen was described as “heart-rending and soulful,” (Pacific San Diego) and Opera West praised her as “one of the loveliest soprano voices I’ve heard in years.” Also recently, Ms. Tucker debuted the role of Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with Pensacola Opera; sang the role of Mimì in La Bohème with Gulfshore Opera; performed the role of Tatiana in Intermountain Opera’s Eugene Onegin, made debuts at Dallas Opera as Frasquita in Carmen, and at the Seiji Ozawa Music Academy in Japan as Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi. With the Santa Fe Opera, Ms. Tucker sang the role of Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos as a returning apprentice artist.

Other notable appearances include Jano in Jenüfa with the San Francisco Opera, the role of First Memory in Lembit Beecher’s War Stories: I Have No Stories To Tell You at Philadelphia Opera, and Micaëla in Carmen at Utah Opera. As a Studio Artist with Arizona Opera, Ms. Tucker sang the roles of Micaëla in Carmen, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Rosalba in Florencia en el Amazonas, and Nelly in Arizona Lady.

Ms. Tucker returned to San Diego Opera in 2022 in her role debut as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte. Other performances this season included debuts as Adina in L’elisir d’amore with Dayton Opera and Opera Maine; Freia in Das Reingold with Virginia Opera; and Pamina in The Magic Flute with North Carolina Opera.

Ms. Tucker was a National Semifinalist in the 2014 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and is a recent graduate of the Arizona Opera Studio.


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