Role(s) in this year's festival:
Rapunzel: Into the Woods
First Spirit: The Arctic Flute
How Am I Preparing for NUOVA’s Program
- I am extremely excited this year to be a part of the 6 –week NUOVA program. After having done the 10-day program before, I feel like I will be prepared for the rigorous schedule as well as the lack of sleep! I think that coming into NUOVA knowing my music through and through will be the best way to prepare. This way, I don’t have to spend extra time learning the music and can concentrate on my characterization.
What Attracts Me to NUOVA’s Programs
- I am attracted to NUOVA because I believe it gives me an insight to what working in the professional world will be like. I love the idea of going to rehearsals every day and spending time with people who are as passionate about music as I am. NUOVA allows people to explore and discover themselves in ways that a school environment simply cannot, which is what attracts me the most. This year, I am extremely excited to be a part of Sondheim’sInto the Woods so I can expand into the art of musical theatre.
o Education: Completing BMus in Vocal Performance, Lethbridge University
o Roles: Polly in The Beggars Opera, Danubia in Zehn Mädchen und kein Mann
o Dream Role: Despina in Così fan tutte
Sarah Curtis is a soprano currently centered in Lethbridge, Alberta. She is training under Dr. Blaine Hendsbee at the University of Lethbridge as a coloratura soprano, has participated in the Kiwanis Festival at provincial levels as well performed in various shows such as Mabel in Pirates of Penzance, Polly in Beggar’s Opera, and Adele in Die Fledermaus. From an early age, Sarah has participated in the arts community in and around the Red Deer area. After finishing her undergrad education, Sarah plans on taking a Masters in Vocal Performance and hopes to continue singing wherever she can.