Praised by The Boston Globe for possessing “virtues of voice, intelligence and musicianship…with purity of tone and expression," soprano Sarah Pelletier demonstrates these qualities in all her performances. She has appeared as a guest artist at the Spoleto Festival USA, Bard Music Festival, and Aldeburgh Festival, UK. Past seasons include a solo recital on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage; Grieg’s Peer Gynt at the Brevard Festival; Britten’s War Requiem, Berg’s Wozzeck and Schwantner’s Magabunda with New England Philharmonic; Kraft's Settings of Pierrot Lunaire with Boston Musica Viva; Bach's B Minor Mass with the San Francisco Bach Choir; Handel’s Messiah with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra; Schumann’s Genoveva and Handel’s Ariodante with Emmanuel Music, and Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd with Princeton Festival Opera. Ms. Pelletier toured with Maestro Seiji Ozawa to Japan, China, and Italy performing Madama Butterfly and Peter Grimes at Saito Kinen Festival and Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
Ms. Pelletier has received Vocal Fellowships at Tanglewood and the Ravinia Festival. She has given solo recitals at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and Goethe Institute. A lover of contemporary music, she has premiered works by Ross Bauer, Gordon Beeferman, Howard Frazin, John McDonald, Eric Sawyer, Andy Vores, James Yannatos, and Arlene Zallman with performances under the direction of Lukas Foss, Keith Lockhart, Robert Spano, John Harbison, and John Rutter. She has performed for the Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music, Music in Time Series at Spoleto Festival USA, and Santa Fe New Music. Ms. Pelletier is recorded on Chesky Records. She currently serves on the vocal faculty at Princeton University.