Mezzo-soprano Sarah Mattox has appeared in principal roles with many companies nationally, including Seattle Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Chicago Opera Theatre, Lyric Opera Cleveland, Eugene Opera, Tacoma Opera and many others. Favorite roles include Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, Dorabella in Cosi fan Tutte, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, and the title roles in Cendrillon and Carmen. She received special acclaim for her debut as Feodor in Seattle Opera’s Boris Godunov. The Seattle Times said “…it was newcomer Sarah Elouise Mattox, in the ‘pants role’ of Boris’ son Feodor, who raised eyebrows all over the Opera House with her believable, lifelike acting and her well-schooled voice.” In Cleveland, the Beacon Journal called her “…a rich-toned mezzo-soprano who came to life as Dorabella.” Also at home on the concert stage, Ms. Mattox has made several appearances at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony. She has also been a soloist with the Northwest Sinfonietta, Cascade Festival of Music, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Eugene Concert Choir and many others. April 2010 marked her fourth appearance as a concert soloist at Carnegie Hall in New York.
Ms. Mattox is also a founding member and composer for TangleTown Trio, a group specializing in accessible new music in a chamber setting, as well as classical crossover music. Their first album, Song Nouveau, has been broadcast internationally to critical acclaim, and is lauded for its “…original music, captivating stories, and virtuosic performances.” Bottom of FormTangleTown Trio has premiered works written or adapted for them by composers Thomas Pasatieri, Bern Herbolsheimer, Christophe Chagnard and Mark Olivieri.
Mattox’s 2012-13 season includes appearances with Seattle Opera, Vashon Opera, the Governor’s Chamber Music Series, and the Distinguished Artists Concert Series in New York. For a complete schedule, please visit online.