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“On the stage, especially Sara Jakubiak shone as Agathe. Jakubiak sang wonderfully word clear and showed her soprano can convince in all situations with velvety timbre and impeccable technique.” Daniel Url, BachTrack, May 4, 2015 - Agathe in 'Der Freischütz' with Christian Thielemann at Semperoper Dresden
“Sara Jakubiak plays and sings the role of Marta with the almost surreal aura of the shimmering beautiful undead. She delivers a lyrical human portrayal in the extended camp scenes where she comforts her female inmates and for her lover Tadeusz as “Madonna of the Barracks…” Hans-Klaus Jung Heinreich, Frankfurter Rundschau, March 2, 2015 - Marta in 'The Passenger' at Oper Frankfurt
“If the most powerful moments come from ENO’s superlative orchestra, it is not for want of interest on stage, especially when Sara Jakubiak’s Marie is singing. This luscious-voiced American, new to these shores, is an exciting performer, with a radiant upper register and good diction – she must be invited back.” Andrew Clark, Financial Times, May 13, 2013 - Marie in 'Wozzeck' at the English National Opera
American soprano Sara Jakubiak has been praised by the New York Times for her "plush-voiced, impressive soprano" and by Opera News as a “talented, highly musical singer.”
With her career rapidly expanding in North America and now Europe, Sara Jakubiak continues as a member of the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt for the 2015 – 2016 season where she will be seen as Lina in a new production of Stiffelio, Marie/Marietta in Die tote Stadt, and Gutrune in Götterdämmerung. Ms. Jakubiak will also make her Bayersiche Staatsoper debut . . . as Eva in a new production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg under the baton of music director Kirill Petrenko and will debut at the Hamburg Opera as Marie in Die tote Stadt. She recently recorded Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass with the Bergen Philharmonic conducted by Edward Gardner for Chandos.
Last season, Ms. Jakubiak returned to Semperoper Dresden as Agathe in a new production of Der Freischütz conducted by music director Christian Thielemann which will be released commercially as a DVD by Unitel. In Frankfurt, she was seen as Alice Ford in Falstaff, Prima Donna/Ariadne in Ariadne auf Naxos, The Goose Girl in Humperdinck’s Königskinder, and created a sensation as Marta in a new production of Die Passagierin. Ms. Jakubiak made her role and company debut as Elsa von Brabant in Lohengrin at Oper Graz in a new production by Johannes Erath and costumes by Christian Lacroix. She also debuted at De Nederlandse Opera in Andrea Breth’s new production of Prokofiev’s The Gambler as Polina under the baton of Marc Albrecht. In concert, Ms. Jakubiak made her Israel Philharmonic debut with Zubin Mehta as Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus and as Emma in Schubert’s Fierrabras with the American Symphony Orchestra at Bard. She made her debut at the English National Opera as Marie in a new production of Wozzeck under Edward Gardner to sensational critical acclaim and Semperoper Dresden as Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus. She also returned to New York City Opera as the Governess in The Turn of the Screw, a new production by Sam Buntrock.
Other recent operatic engagements have seen her debut at New York City Opera as Dede in a new, ground-breaking production of Bernstein's A Quiet Place by Christopher Alden, returning to NYCO in an new production of Così fan tutte, her debut with Minnesota Opera as Catherine Earnshaw in Herrmann's Wuthering Heightsas, Beatrice in Jake Heggie's Three Decembers alongside celebrated mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, and Countess Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro with both the Seoul Arts Center in Korea and the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Jakubiak was an apprentice artist at Santa Fe Opera in 2007, where she covered both the title role in Strauss's Daphne and Mimì in La bohème, as well as performed the title roles in both Jenufa and Rusalka in a program of opera scenes.
Sara Jakubiak's concert performances include the Governess in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, with the Colorado Symphony in Mozart concert arias, and in concert performances of Howard Hanson’s lyrical opera Merry Mount with the Rochester Philharmonic under Michael Christie at Carnegie Hall, originally commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera. She has also performed Penderecki’s Polish Requiem conducted by Krzysztof Penderecki with Orquesta Sinfónica de la Juventud Venezolana Simón Bolívar in Caracas, Venezuela, Schumann's "Scenes from Goethe's Faust" with the American Symphony Orchestra, Strauss's Vier letzte Lieder with Symphony Pro Musica, Mahler's Symphony No. 2 with the Cape Cod Symphony, and Fiora in a concert version of Montemezzi's L'amore dei tre re with Polish Radio Orchestra in Warsaw under the baton of Lucasz Borowitcz, which was recently released on CD. She has sung Beethoven's Mass in C with the Beethoven Festival in Warsaw and sung Messaien's Poèmes pour Mi in recital at Yale. Ms. Jakubiak is featured on the Naxos label's eight-volume collection of Charles Ives songs in the series "American Classics", released in 2008.
Ms. Jakubiak holds master's degrees from both Yale University and the Cleveland Institute of Music. was a Regional Finalist in the 2007 National Council Auditions and was also the recipient of the Judith Raskin Memorial Award from Santa Fe Opera in 2007.
(Updated August 2015)