Bio Sarah Moulton Faux, Soprano

Sarah Moulton Faux is “a winsome beauty with a voice to match” (BerkshireFineArts.com)  who sings with  “a full, silvery soprano.” (Opera News)   She made her operatic debut at the age of 12 in the role of Amahl in Amahl and the Night Visitors with Opera of the Hamptons.  She continued her musical training at Phillips Academy, Andover where her performance opportunities included singing Dido in Dido & Aeneas on a tour of Greece and Turkey, and solos in Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Handel’s Israel in Egypt.

In 2008, Sarah made her professional debut as the Pink Sheep in New York City Opera’s acclaimed production of Candide.   Since then, she has appeared as Gilda (Rigoletto), Susanna (The Marriage of Figaro), Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Musetta (La Boheme), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), Mlle Silberklang (Der Schauspieldirektor), Almirena (Rinaldo),  Annchen (Der Freischutz), and Rose Maybud (Ruddigore) with companies that include Regina Opera Company of Brooklyn, Amore Opera, Utopia Opera, Pocket Opera of New York, Chelsea Opera, and the Blue Hill Troupe. 

Her performances of Gilda in Rigoletto with Regina Opera were hailed as “absolutely mesmerizing.” (Brooklyn Spectator)  “Moulton Faux embodied all the piercing lyrical innocence demanded of a moving Gilda with perfect Italian diction.  Her rendition of Caro nome was pure bravura and her duets with Rigoletto heart wrenching.” (Allegri Con Fuoco)  In Amore Opera’s Don Giovanni, “Sarah Moulton Faux, a winsome blonde, made a bright-eyed, bright-voiced Zerlina … Faux also boasted the most relaxed and stylish handling of the recitatives…” (Opera News)

Sarah is an active recitalist and concert soloist working with groups including Crescendo Baroque Orchestra & Choir, Symphony in C Orchestra, Musica Nuova and The Weckmann Project.  She exhibited  “a fine sense of Baroque style” (Philadelphia Inquirer) and “sang with agility and thoughtful shape to her phrases” (Courier Post) opposite Anthony Roth Costanzo in Pergolesi's Stabat Mater with the Symphony in C orchestra under the baton of Rossen Milanov.  She has performed in recital for the Music Mountain Festival of Lakeville, CT, Artek Midtown Concert Series, and the Norton Museum of Art in Palm Beach, FL.  She sings regularly with internationally acclaimed violinist, Junko Ohtsu, in an annual Summer Roses concert at the Southampton Cultural Center with programs that include art song, arias, operetta, and musical theater. 

In 2016, Sarah was the Winner of the Best Female Voice Prize at the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in Harrogate, England and a New York Lyric Opera Theater National Semi-Finalist.  She was also a 2013 Semi-Finalist in the Marcello Giordani Foundation International Vocal Competition and a 2011 Semi-Finalist in the Lyndon Woodside Oratorio Solo Competition.

Sarah is working on her first solo album of the music of southern composer, Lola Williams to be released in 2018. 

A graduate of Barnard College in Asian & Middle Eastern Studies (magna cum laude/departmental honors), Sarah holds a Master of Music in Vocal Performance & Pedagogy with honors from Westminster Choir College.   She is a Board Member of American Opera Projects and the Southampton Cultural Center where she is the Artistic Director of Songs & Stories, a cross-genre music and art performance series.