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Nadreau, Sarah

Sarah Nadreau

As a middle child in a musical family of seven, mezzo-soprano Sarah Nadreau grew up around singing and was involved in choirs and piano lessons at an early age. She received her Bachelor's degree in vocal performance from Whitworth University in 2015 determined to pursue a career in musical theatre, but jokes that "opera found [her]". She moved to California to study at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and graduated with her Master's degree in 2018.

As a performer of musical theatre, Sarah has sung roles like Maria in The Sound of Music, Drowsy in The Drowsy Chaperone and even Aunt Eller in Oklahoma! to name but a few. Throughout her time in the opera world, Sarah has performed in the USA, Canada, and Italy, and holds a soft place in her heart for trouser roles, particularly Hänsel from Humperdink's Hänsel und Gretel, and the title character from Ravel's L'enfant et les sortileges. Sarah began performing with the San Francisco Opera as a member of their extra chorus in the 2022 production of Fidelio. She eagerly accepted her first full-time position with the chorus this Fall season of 2023.

When not in rehearsals, Sarah can be found working as a mentor at the junior high school near her home, playing with her many nieces and nephews, gardening, or visiting her family in Spokane Washington. She is an avid lover of psychology and history, and hopes to one day visit the pyramids of Egypt.