Sara Ptak

Precollege Faculty:

Sara Ptak, Vocal Arts Faculty

Sara Ptak, soprano and Brooklynite (by way of rural Illinois) has her Masters of Music from McGill University with a Bachelor’s degree from DePaul University. On the operatic stage she has performed roles such as Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare and Giulietta in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, Juno in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, Pamina in The Magic Flute, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, and Almirena in Handel’s Rinaldo.

Sara has been a fellow at The Toronto Summer Music Festival studying under Elly Ameling and Julius Drake, The Schubert Institut (Baden bei Wien, Austria) with the likes of Helmut Deutsche, Robert Holl, and Bernarda Fink, Music nelle Marche (Urbania, Italy), Domaine Forget (Saint Irenee, Quebec) with Renata Scotto, the Aspen Music Festival and School, and Brevard Music Center.

A passionate teaching artist, Sara performed the roles of Papagena and Third Lady in The Magic Flute with Martina Arroyo’s opera outreach program. She is an Early Childhood Music and Movement Teaching Artist at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. She founded Mozart had a Sister, a recital series centering underrepresented composers and performers in Brooklyn, NY.

Manhattan School of Music Precollege faculty since 2022.

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