|The young American mezzo-soprano Sarah Kleeman is rapidly becoming known for her beautiful voice, intelligent musicianship, and spirited stage portrayals. San Francisco Classical Voice has hailed her "ringing, assertive and luxuriant tone".
In the 2003-2004 season she was a Resident Artist with Pittsburgh Opera, where her roles included Penelope in Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, and Mercedes in Carmen. In summer of 2004 she sang Siebel in Faust with Chautauqua Opera. She repeated that role in 2005 in her return to Pittsburgh Opera.
In the summer of 2008 Ms. Kleeman made her Central City Opera debut as Dorothee in Massenet's Cendrillon. She returned in the summer of 2009 to sing Countess Charlotte Malcolm in A Little Night Music.
Ms. Kleeman has performed Dorabella in Così fan tutte with San Francisco Opera's Merola Program, Clotilde in Norma with Seattle Opera, Eduige in Rodelinda with Music Academy of the West and Hansel in Hansel and Gretel with Guild Opera of Los Angeles. With the Seattle Opera Young Artist Program she has performed Tisbe in La Cenerentola and Second Lady in The Magic Flute. Other roles she has performed on stage include the title role in L'incoronazione di Poppea, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Dinah in Trouble in Tahiti.
Sarah Kleeman is a graduate of California State University, Northridge and is the recipient of numerous awards and competitions, including the Carol Vaness Award, the Glendale Symphony Competition and the Henry and Maria Holt Memorial Scholarship.