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Sarai Cole



International Spinto Soprano Sarai Cole holds a BA in Acting from Rider University, and a  Masters in Opera Performance from Temple University.
While at Temple University, Sarai was featured in Temple University Opera Theater's productions as The First Lady in The Magic Flute, Suor Angelica in Suor Angelica, and Lady Billows in Albert Herring.  
Aside from Temple University, Sarai performs regularly with The Opera Project and Sunday Opera.  Roles performed with these two companies, include Tosca, Santuzza, large excerpts from Aida, and La Bohème.  Her résumé includes performances with a number of regional companies, including Harlem Opera Theater, Hunterdon Symphony Orchestra, Newtown Chamber Orchestra, in full roles, concerts, tours, and scene programs.  Mrs. Cole has performed in many distinguished venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Kimmel Center (Verizon Hall & Perelman Theater), Teatro Sodre (Montevideo, Uruguay), Auditorio Astengo (Rosario, Argentina), Auditorio Juan Victoria (San Juan, Argentina), as well as numerous auditoriums, churches, and synagogues in the US, South America, Austria, and Spain.    
Sarai has won a number of competitions and grants including the Barry Alexander International Voice Competition, the Harlem Opera Theatre Competition, the Long Beach Mozart Festival Competition, Wagner Society of New York Encouragement Grant (2014), the Frances E. Williams Artist Grants, and has been a finalist in many more, the Philadelphia Orchestra Greenfield Competition (2012 & 2013) and the AIMS Meister Singer competition among them.  
In 2012 Mrs. Cole went on tour in South America with Harlem Opera Theater, in a concert featuring works by African American and Jewish composers like William Grant Stills, George Gershwin, and Scott Joplin.  The concert was well received, reviewed, and televised in many cities in Argentina and Uruguay.  

Sarai performed the last two summers with The Princeton Festival, in the choruses of Der Fliegende Holländer and Porgy and Bess.  This past August, Sarai covered the role of Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus with Poor Richard's Opera.  
Upcoming Sarai will be performing in The Opera Project’s concert series, as well as a recital with the Hatboro Baptist Church Spring Concert Series, and will perform lead roles this season in Il Trovatore, Suor Angelica, Don Giovanni, and La Bohème.  Learn more about Sarai at

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