A Benefit Concert for Tulsa Opera
with Lyndon Meyer, piano
Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 7:30pm
Lorton Performance Center at the University of Tulsa
550 S Gary Pl, Tulsa, OK 74104
Join us at the Lorton Performance Center for a truly unforgettable evening of music. Oklahoma-native soprano Sarah Coburn will grace the stage for one night only for an enchanting evening of song. Accompanied by Tulsa Opera Principal Pianist Lyndon Meyer, this exceptional program promises to transport you through a journey of operatic classics, making this night of exquisite music an all-encompassing experience for all to cherish.
2 hour performance of opera classics with a 20-minute intermission
Meet the Artists
A native of Oklahoma, soprano Sarah Coburn is captivating international audiences with her “precision placement, mercury speed, and a gorgeous liquid gold tone, gilded by a thrilling top and bottom register” (The Globe and Mail). Following her performances as Lucie de Lammermoor at Glimmerglass Opera, the New York Observer noted “she turns out to have qualities that have made legends out of so many of her predecessors, from Adelina Patti to Maria Callas: stage charisma, a thrilling upper register and, crucially, a fearlessness about abandoning herself to opera’s most abandoned heroine … this is a palpably exciting voice … Ms. Coburn is a budding prima donna of exceptional promise.”
Coburn has performed on many of the world’s great stages, including The Metropolitan Opera, Washington National Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Seattle Opera, Los Angeles Opera, the Wiener Staatsoper, and Welsh National Opera. She has received awards from the George London Foundation, The Richard Tucker Foundation, The Jensen Foundation, The Liederkranz Foundation, Opera Index, and was a National Grand Finalist in the 2001 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Sarah Coburn’s many appearances at Tulsa Opera have included productions of Delibes’ Lakmé, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, and Verdi’s Rigoletto.
Ms. Coburn has received awards from the George London Foundation, The Richard Tucker Foundation, The Jensen Foundation, The Liederkranz Foundation, Opera Index, and was a National Grand Finalist in the 2001 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
Lyndon Meyer has served as chorus director, assistant conductor, principal pianist, and vocal coach for the Tulsa Opera since 2014. As a vocal coach, he has held positions at the University of Oklahoma, Michigan State University, and the Eastern School of Music, as well as at the Florida Grand Opera. In February 2019, he made his professional conducting debut for Heartland Opera’s production of La bohème. In the world of music theatre, he has directed numerous productions around the country, and serves as staff accompanist for the annual Lotte Lenya competition. Mr. Meyer also appears as a recitalist and chamber musician throughout the region. In Tulsa, Mr. Meyer holds the post of Director of Music at the Church of Saint Mary (Tulsa) and appears as a guest choral conductor and clinician, in addition to maintaining an active coaching studio. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas (BM) and the Eastman School (MM).
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