Who’s Next: Sarah Coburn

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Sarah Coburn
Up-and-coming soprano Sarah Coburn, daughter of Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn and a former Miss Oklahoma, will star as Asteria in the Washington National Opera’s spring production of Tamerlano.

WHAT’S ON YOUR IPOD?
Usually the opera that I am learning or studying at the time. The Police, Michael Jackson, Cake, Justin Timberlake, Chris Rice, Watermark, Renee Fleming and Bach.

WHEN DID YOU BECOME INTERESTED IN OPERA?
I started thinking about it seriously in graduate school. Before, I liked to sing “operatically” around the house.

THE MOST DIFFICULT ROLE YOU HAVE PLAYED?
Linda di Chamounix– it is a marathon.

WHAT SURPRISES YOU MOST ABOUT YOUR ADULT LIFE?
That childhood is over.

SOMETHING THAT’S BEEN ON MY MIND LATELY IS…
How irritating it is to turn on the television and see that American pop culture is the only thing on the news.

YOUR LIFE WOULD BE SIMPLER IF…
I had more closet space.

WHAT DO YU WORRY ABOUT?
I worry quite a bit before performances. I guess that it is pretty typical to worry that one will forget the words or sing out of tune!

WHAT DO YOU MOST LOVE ABOUT WASHINGTON?
The architecture and history. It is such a beautiful city.

Photography Stacy Bogey

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