PRESS

​"Juxtaposed to Hart is Violet Newstead, a 40-something widow with a teenage son who trains and supervised other support staff. Sarah Kleeman imbues this long-suffering character with compassion, office smarts, self-control and , ultimately, the leadership qualities that enable her to become the boss. Kleeman, who has sung opera from Chautauqua (N.Y.) to Seattle, belts out her big song, "One of the Boys", with gusto. Weathervane audiences will hear more of her voice in "Moose Capades", the revue, and "Kiss Me, Kate". --By Edward Cowan  (editor in the Washington bureau of The New York Times)

 

“As the sole adults in the cast, Sarah Kleeman and Mark Poppleton do the hardworking heavies with great aplomb. Kleeman, in particular, morphs brilliantly from vampy seductress to stern matriarch within one light cue.” – As the Adult Women in the Spring Awakening National Tour Review by Broadway World

“I noticed too that the keys had been raised, and feared that this would place undue strain on Abigail; now she’d be required to sing stratospherically high soprano notes. But the golden-throated Sarah Kleeman had no problem reaching them. And while sopranos are famous for not injecting much humor into lyrics, Kleeman amused when she quoted a tradesman’s saying, “Don't you know there's a war on?” in a voice that was genuinely basso profundo..... Sarah Kleeman was touchingly tender as Abigail” —As Abigail Adams in 1776 Review by Peter Filichia, Theater Mania

 

“Kleeman’s voice fills the theater with a brightness that is awe-inspiring.” – As Abigail Adams in 1776 Kellie Houx KC Studio


“In the juicy role of Cherubino, mezzo-soprano Sarah Kleeman gave a comically dashing performance, and her warm and buoyant voice was full of character.”  –Sacramento Bee


“Look for young American Mezzo Soprano Sarah Kleeman’s portrayal of Cherubino. Kleeman is rapidly becoming known for her beautiful voice, intelligent musicianship, and spirited stage portrayals.” –Sacramento Union


“Sarah Kleeman as Penelope acted the role with exquisite grace.”
–Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


“Sarah Kleeman's Penelope is a more human heroine than Homer's original. Though she remains faithful against the onslaught of the suitors, Kleeman makes it clear that after 20 years, she's truly tempted by the sensual prospect of sharing her bed again.... her vocal performance was nearly impeccable.”
–The Pittsburgh City Paper


“As the long-suffering Charlotte, Sarah Kleeman summoned up appropriate comic bile and timing, showing fine vocal control.”
–Opera News


“Sarah Kleeman is a delight as his unhappy wife.”
-As Charlotte in A Little night Music, Central City Opera–Opera Today


“Impressive was mezzo-soprano Sarah Kleeman (as Dorabella), whose assertive, ringing tone made for a memorable "Smanie implacabili." The native Californian's luxuriant tone was at its most arresting in "Il cor vi dono," the opera's pivotal duet, in Act 2.”
–San Francisco Classical Voice


“Sarah Kleeman proved to be a real talent discovery”
- As Eduige in Rodelinda Santa Barbara News-Press


Sarah Kleeman's comic asides and vocal fireworks warranted their applause.
–As Signora Naccarelli in The Light in the Piazza, The Pitch by Alan Scherstuhl

 Sarah Kleeman

Singer, Actress and Voice Instructor

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