Few upcoming artists are as celebrated for their artistry and stage presence as soprano Rose Sawvel, who brings a glittering, silvery tone with outstanding agility and brilliance, along with the skills of an adept actress to each of her performances. She recently portrayed Serpetta in La finta giardiniera with San Francisco Opera’s prestigious Merola Opera Program, Elizabeth “Baby” Doe in The Ballad of Baby Doe and Cunegonde in Candide with Amarillo Opera, The Prince in The Little Prince with Cincinnati Chamber Opera and with Opera Fayetteville, Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor and Marie in Daughter of the Regiment with Opera Fort Collins, and Amore in Orpheus and Eurydice with Brava! Opera Theatre in Oregon.
Other recent roles include La Fée in Cendrillon, Lady with a Hand Mirror in Postcard from Morocco, Adina in Elixir of Love, Blondie in The Abduction of Figaro, Despina in Cosí fan tutte, Elettra in Idomeneo, Amy March in Little Women, Dew Fairy, Sandman and Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance, the title role in Patience, Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Eustazio in Rinaldo, Anne Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Marenka in The Bartered Bride, and Contessa Almaviva and Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro.
Rose’s concert performances include Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Handel’s Messiah, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Mozart’s Mass in c minor, Mozart’s Requiem, Mozart’s Regina coeli K. 108 and K. 127, Bernstein on Broadway, Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, Saariaho’s Lohn, Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, Ticheli’s Angels in the Architecture, Rogers’ Three Japanese Dances, A. Scarlatti’s Christmas cantata, Berio’s Sinfonia, and has headlined Pops concerts with the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, the Fort Collins Symphony, and the Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale.
A finalist in the Eastern Region Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Rose was also a semi-finalist in the Sullivan Foundation competition, semi-finalist in the Brava! Opera Theatre competition, semi-finalist in the Irma M. Cooper Opera Columbus International Vocal Competition, twice Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Denver Lyric Opera Guild competition finalist and won the Rocky Mountain Competition. She is also the recipient of a Bel Canto Institute Performance Award and New York Opera Project Performance Award.