Sarah Forestieri’s recent performances include Rosaura in the Canadian premiere of Los Gavilanes (Toronto Operetta Theatre), Il Destino in La Calisto (Centre for Opera Studies in Italy), as well as in Alabama as a company member of the Druid City Opera Workshop. Other performances have included a variety of traditional and contemporary art song in Los Angeles, where she participated as a Schubert Fellow at the Songfest Art song Festival. This past summer, she studied at Poetry and Performance of German Lied at the Franz-Schubert Institute, working with master teachers such as Elly Ameling, Julius Drake, Robert Holl, and Roger Vignoles, to name a few.
Sarah is no stranger to the music theatre scene, having performed leading roles like Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray and Ariel Moore in Footloose. Sarah also participated in Acting Upstage’s One Song Glory training program for emerging artists, and had the opportunity to work with Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, as a top 20 contestant on CBC’s hit TV show, Over The Rainbow.
This November, Sarah will be appearing as a soloist in Waltz Rivals with Toronto Operetta Theatre, featuring the music of Imre Kálmán and Franz Lehár. Sarah is a recipient of the University of Toronto Faculty of Music Robert William Bygrave Bursary, where she is currently completing her fourth year of the Voice Performance program. She studies with her teacher, Elizabeth McDonald, and her coach, Helen Becqué.