Recognized for her crystal clear sound and rapid coloratura, Canadian soprano Sarah Dufresne has recently completed her Graduate Studies at McGill under soprano Tracy Smith-Bessette. Her recent accolades include; the Stingray Rising Star Award at the Opera de Montreal Talent 2019 Gala, the Jacqueline Desmarais Grant for young Canadian Opera singers and an Encouragement award at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Sarah has completed an Opera in the 21st Century Residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity as well as participated in the first ever online edition of the Lachine International Vocal Academy. Her recent roles include ‘Servilia’ in La Clemenza di Tito and ‘Mrs. Fiorentino’ in Street Scene.
Member of the Atelier lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal, Sarah Dufresne is generously sponsored by Elizabeth Wirth and Lucien Fauteux.