(Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
Praised for her "pure, lyrical and soaring voice" (Allegri con fuoco blog), Canadian soprano Mikayla Sager joins the Adler Fellows program in 2022.
Originally slated to make her role debut as the Countess in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro as a part of Merola Opera Program, Sager performed excerpts from Bellini’s Norma and the Countess in the award-winning film Back Home: Through the Stage Door directed by David Paul.
In 2021, Sager was a prize winner of the Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonygne Foundation’s Elizabeth Connell Competition, a District Winner Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions and a finalist in the Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition. She was also recently selected as one of the Festival Napa Valley’s Manetti Shrem Prize recipients, where she will be featured as part of the 2022 Summer Festival.
She has performed the roles of Violetta from Verdi's La Traviata in concert, Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Vitellia (La Clemenza di Tito), Micaëla (Carmen), Norina (Don Pasquale) of which Opera Canada said she “brought an edgy intensity to her role [and] augmented her vocal prowess with enviable acting skills,” Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) with Venture Opera and while at Manhattan School of Music, performed The Fox (The Cunning Little Vixen), Pamina and Second Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Orphée aux enfers and La Fée (Cendrillon). Further highlights include a performance at David Geffen Hall with the New York Philharmonic and Rossini's Mosè in Egitto with New York City Opera.