A native of St. Paul Minnesota, soprano Sara Gartland earned rave reviews as Marie in Des Moines Metro Opera’s 2019 production of Wozzeck. Reviewing her performance, Mark Thomas Ketterson of Opera News Magazine wrote, “The poignant Marie of Sara Gartland was something of a revelation. Gartland delivered the character through a gleaming column of sound that remained incisive yet consistently beautiful throughout the range up to the top C.” Ms. Gartland’s appearances at The Dallas Opera include Micäela in Carmen in 2018 and Musetta in La bohème in March 2019. She returns to The Dallas Opera as the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro in April 2021. Following those performances, she travels to Chicago to sing Matilde Neruda in Il postino at Chicago Opera Theater. She has also portrayed Violetta in La traviata with Arizona Opera. In recent seasons, she has appeared with great success with companies including San Francisco Opera, Arizona Opera, San Diego Opera, and The Ohio Light Opera.