Sarah Heisler, soprano, began her 2012 season making her company and role debut as Yvette in La Rondine with The American Center for Puccini Studies, and was next seen in her second season as part of the Castleton Artists Training Seminar at Lorin Maazel's Castleton Festival. There she sang the role of Mrs. Segstrom in A Little Night Music, directed by Dorothy Danner, and appeared in performances of Carmen, La Boheme and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. She was next seen in a return to Bel Cantanti Opera for Il barbiere di Siviglia and traveled to Oman to sing the chorus of La Boheme when the Castleton Festival and Maestro Maazel performed at Royal Opera House Muscat. Upcoming engagements include her debut in the role of Musetta for the American Center for Puccini Studies.

Highlights from the 2011 season included her debut with Bel Cantanti Opera in the role of Elvira in L’italiana in Algeri, performances with the Castleton Festival in new productions of La Boheme and L’enfant et les sortileges and in concerts in Toronto, Manassas, Richmond, and Bethesda. That season she made her debut with the Opera Company of Brooklyn, covering the Countess Ceprano and Micaela in their productions of Rigoletto and Carmen and singing the title role in Suor Angelica. She made her Divaria Productions debut, covering Giannetta and singing in the chorus of L'elisir d'amore and finished the year singing the role of Mimi in Hillhouse Opera Company’s production of La Boheme.

Ms. Heisler holds a Bachelor of Music from James Madison University, where she recently appeared in the title role in their production of Carmen. The rich-voiced former mezzo-soprano has also been seen as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, First Lady in Die Zauberflöte, Second Witch in Dido and Aeneas and La Badessa in Suor Angelica. She appeared for three seasons with the Caramoor International Music Festival, where her credits include La forza del destino, L'elisir d'amore, Semiramide, and Norma.