Press

CENDRILLON (La Fée)
Opera da Camera

“Entre le comique et le tragique, une touche de vie est donnée […] par la fée, Sarah Halmarson, qui apporte une dimension magique presque shakespearienne.”
-Ruth Malka, Le Délit (February 2014)

“On the magical side of things, a gold-clad Sarah Halmarson is a serene La Fée, ably anchoring the diverse chorus.”
– Michelle White, Bloody Underrated (February 2014)

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BACH CANTATAS FOR EASTER (Soprano Soloist)
Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra

“The soprano-alto duet Den Tod nimand was especially beautiful.”
“A lovely, chorale-like obligato to the main bass aria was provided by soprano Sarah Halmarson.”
-Richard Todd, The Ottawa Citizen (March 2013)

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KAFKA/JANACEK/KURTAG (1st Soprano in The Diary of One Who Disappeared)

Against the Grain Theatre

“Lesley Bouza, Sarah Halmarson and Eugenia Dermentzis are the story’s proto-chorus, their presence boosting already supercharged passions to their extreme.”
-Opera Going Toronto (March 2013)

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MESSIAH (Soprano Soloist)
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

“All four vocal soloists displayed their excellence in their numerous airs and recitatives. Each of them has honed their skills to an exceptional level.”
-Paul Moen, The Winkler Times (December 2011)

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THE MAGIC FLUTE (First Lady)

Manitoba Opera

“He was saved by three hilariously preening ladies, played to the hilt by sopranos Sarah Halmarson and Naomi Forman and smoky-voiced mezzo Marcia Whitehead.”
-Gwenda Nemorofsky, Winnipeg Free Press (April 2011)

 “The Three Ladies–Sarah Halmarson, Naomi Forman and Marcia Whitehead–performed as a tightly knit, well-balanced ensemble.”

-Holly Harris, Opera Canada (Summer 2011)

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THE BROTHERS GRIMM (Dortchen)

The Little Opera Company

“Her clear voice spun as golden as her locks… This up-and-comer is also a gifted actor…”
-Holly Harris, Opera Canada (Summer 2010)

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L’ELISIR D’AMORE (Giannetta)
Saskatoon Opera

“The stellar cast featured Stuart Howe (Nemorino), Andriana Chuchman (Adina), Peter McGillivray (Belcore), Garry Gable (Dulcamara) and Sarah Halmarson (Giannetta)…”
-Walter Thiessen, Opera Canada (2007)

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Off Centre Music Salon at the CBC Glenn Gould Studio with Jimmy Roberts, Ilana Zarankin and Lawrence Craig (2012)