A native of St. Paul Minnesota, soprano Sara Gartland has sung a plethora of roles displaying her talent for dramatic storytelling and comedy. Most recently, Ms. Gartland appeared in Des Moines Metro Opera's 2020 Virtual Festival as the title role in the 2018 Emmy award-winning broadcast of Dvořák's Rusalka, streaming on-demand through August 19.
“Sara Gartland was utter perfection in the title role, a performance on full throttle from first to last as she descended inexorably from infectious, hopeful girlish impetuosity to end up a pathetically defeated nonentity. Her singing was nothing less than radiant throughout. Ms. Gartland possesses a substantial lyric soprano of great beauty and rock solid technique that seems to know no bounds when it comes to alluring sheen, emotional connection, thrilling top notes, vibrant mid-range, floated pinaissimi, and well, any and all variation thereof. Moreover, her attractive presence and committed acting were all one could wish for this complex heroine. I would wager there is no one in the world singing this role better than Sara Gartland.”