Sarah Kate Walston

  • Voice Instructor

Sarah Kate Walston has played numerous operatic roles, some of her favorites being Musetta in La Boheme, Despina in Cosi fan Tutte, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Josephine in HMS Pinafore, Elsie Maynard in The Yeoman of the Guard, Casilda in The Gondoliers, Cupid in Orpheus in the Underworld, Papagena in The Magic Flute, Suor Genoveffa in Suor Angelica, Isabel in El Capitan, Lucia in The Rape of Lucretia and Phyllis in Iolanthe where the Baltimore Sun said “The sweet, nimble singing and deft acting of Sarah Kate Walston, as Phyllis, was a major plus throughout the performance.”

Sarah Kate also enjoys performing in recitals and concerts and has been seen performing in Germany and throughout the United States.  She has performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Virginia Symphony Orchestra and the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra.  Mrs. Walston has attended Lorin Maazel’s Castleton Residency for Young Artists program, the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, was a young artist with Lyric Opera Virginia, was a young artist at Rossini in Wildbad Festival, and was engaged as a Virginia Opera Spectrum Resident Artist. There she played the role of the Page in Rigoletto in her Virginia Opera debut, and also covered the role of Despina in Cosi fan Tutte.  

When Sarah is not singing classical music or opera, she is often found dipping her toes in the musical theater/pop world, performing as guest artist for Symphony Pops Concerts, and performing popular musical theater roles with companies such as Virginia Repertory Theater and Live Arts Maryland.

Sarah Kate has a deep love for music and for her hometown of Richmond.  She feels that it is incredibly important to discover and utilize local talents in local venues.   She is a founding board member of Capital Opera Richmond and also teaches private voice at West End Assembly of God’s “We Academy.”  Sarah Kate Walston, a Richmond, VA native, received her Bachelor of Music degree at Lee University and her Master of Music degree and Graduate Performance Diploma at the Peabody Conservatory.