Mezzo-soprano Sarah Mattox has appeared in principal roles with many companies nationally, including Seattle Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Chicago Opera Theatre, Lyric Opera Cleveland, Eugene Opera, Tacoma Opera and many others. Favorite roles include Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, Dorabella in Cosi fan Tutte, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, and the title roles in Cendrillon and Carmen. She received special acclaim for her debut as Feodor in Seattle Opera’s Boris Godunov. The Seattle Times said “…it was newcomer Sarah Elouise Mattox, in the ‘pants role’ of Boris’ son Feodor, who raised eyebrows all over the Opera House with her believable, lifelike acting and her well-schooled voice.” In Cleveland, the Beacon Journal called her “…a rich-toned mezzo-soprano who came to life as Dorabella.” Also at home on the concert stage, Ms. Mattox has made several appearances at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony. She has also been a soloist with the Northwest Sinfonietta, Cascade Festival of Music, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Eugene Concert Choir and many others. Her chamber music group, TangleTown Trio, recently appeared in the Oyster Bay Distinguished Artists Concert Series in New York. April 2010 marked her fourth appearance as a concert soloist at Carnegie Hall.
Also a composer, Mattox won the 2013 Boston Metro Opera International Composers' Competition OPERA PUPPETS Mainstage Award, and her piece, "Rumpelstiltskin and the Falcon King" will be produced as a puppet opera in the company's upcoming season. Called "entertaining, exuberant," and "just incredible," her compositions have been praised for their "natural sense of phrasing and flow," and "the just plain beauty of the music." Her song cycle, "In the Garden," has been performed across the country by leading singers, including Metropolitan Opera artist Michaela Martens. Often injected with a strong dose of humor, her music revels in a legacy of American sound. For more information and a complete schedule, please visit www.sarahmattox.com
Photo: Susan Rothschild