Debussy & Ravel
Praised by The Washington Post for her “consistently beautiful sound,” American mezzo-soprano Sarah Mesko is rapidly gaining attention for her rich tone and musicality. As a member of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, Mesko’s appearances with Washington National Opera include Alisa in David Alden’s production of Lucia di Lammermoor and a striking role debut as Dorabella in the Emerging Artist performances of Così fan tutte.
She made her debut in Madama Butterfly in 2011, conducted by Plácido Domingo in a Young Artist performance, first as Kate Pinkerton and then as Suzuki – a highly acclaimed appearance for which The Washington Post remembered her as “the best part of the performance.” In 2009, Mesko was a national finalist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and she is among a rare number of singers who have won the Richard F. Gold Career Grant more than once: at Washington National Opera (2011), and at Central City Opera (2009).
A native of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Mesko holds a Master of Music in vocal performance from Rice University and a Bachelor of Music in vocal and flute performance from the University of Arkansas.
Recent appearances with Mercury include Mozart’s Requiem.