Mikayla Sager, Soprano
Praised for her mature artistry and colorful Lyric-Coloratura voice, Canadian Soprano Mikayla Sager has established herself as a young singer to follow. Originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, Ms. Sager has a list of accomplishments that far surpass that of a 21 year old.
This spring, Ms. Sager will be heard in recital at Carnegie hall with Charles Eliasch, Bairtone, as well as “Guadalena” in Offenbach’s La Perichole in Périgueux, France with FAVA Opera.
Ms. Sager was recently heard in recital with Purchase Dance Theatre, singing excerpts from Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor. This past December, she was also heard in recital in Vancouver at the Kay Meek Centre, with Opera Exposures in New York for National Opera week, as well as several recitals at the Manhattan School of Music. This past summer, Sager was seen as the “Novize” in Puccini’s Suor Angelica, as “Norina” in excerpts of Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, and featured in several concerts across Italy with the Montefeltro Festival. In North America, she has performed in various opera excerpts as “Adina” from Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, “Susanna” from Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, “Pamina” from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, “Rosina” from Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and “Zerlina” from Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Ms. Sager has sung under the baton of Alan Gilbert with the New York Philharmonic in William Walton’s Henry the Fifth, as well as in Master classes with esteemed teachers such as Danielle Orlando, Rita Shane, Enza Ferrari, John Darrenkamp, Claude Corbeil, Maria Russo, Donata D’Anunzio Lombardi, Ubaldo Fabbri, Nancy Hermiston, and Judith Forst.
Ms. Sager studied and performed in plays with the Lyric School of Acting in Vancouver, BC, and was seen as “Alice” in Patrick Marber’s Closer, and “Lydia” in Theresa Rebeck’s Spike Heels. She is the recipient of the Christina Lawson Scholarship for Music and Drama, the Stan Jean Foundation Scholarship, and the Dogwood District Scholarship for the Arts.
Currently, Ms. Sager is pursuing her undergraduate degree at the Manhattan School of Music.