Sarah Toth is
a performer and writer
...who uses singing, spoken word, and physical movement to fearlessly tell stories of vision, fire, and possibility. Through birthing music theater, poetry, and songs, Sarah seeks to bring healing, inspire dreams, and empower people to walk boldly forward in their own personal story. She will be performing her most recent pastiche chamber opera, Nero Monologues, at the Bridewell Theatre in central London as part of the Opera in the City Festival in August 2017.
With extensive stage experience in America, Australia, and Europe, Sarah has performed numerous lyric soprano operatic roles, and also range of world premieres and experimental pieces. Highlights include singing the roles of Countess, Mimì, Donna Anna, Second Lady, Eurydice (Orphée aux enfers), and Elisetta (Il matrimonio segreto); performing in Strauss’s Elektra with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra under David Robertson; singing oratorio such as Messiah, Elijah, and Carmina Burana; and creating roles in Sydney Chamber Opera’s premieres of Mayakovsky and Victory Over the Sun (for the 2016 Sydney Biennale.) She has been recognized in numerous competitions in America and Australia, and has been awarded prize and study grant money by the Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Foundation.
Sarah initially studied as a classical flautist in Hungary at the Franz Liszt Music School, where she was instructed from a young age in solfegge, ear training, music theory/history, and ensemble playing in a multi-lingual environment. Raised in a family of both musicians and athletes, Sarah was encouraged to write songs, poems, and melodies throughout her childhood, while also undertaking training as an ice hockey player. After a liberal arts education in sociology and music at Greenville College, Sarah eared degrees in Vocal Performance and later Opera Studies at Ithaca College and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music respectively.