New Orleans Magazine: Renowned vocalist gives applause on Mother’s Day
Renowned vocalist gives applause on Mother’s Day
From New Orleans Magazine, Ashley McLellan interviews Sarah Jane McMahon on balancing her dedication to being a mom with her performances on stage as an internationally-acclaimed soprano.
Blessings & Silver Linings
My Latest Album
My latest album – Blessings & Silver Linings – is a new collection of old-time favorites. It is available to preview and purchase on this site, iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and the Catholic Book Store in New Orleans!
Here’s an audio sample: La Vie En Rose
 
Sarah Jane and Placido Domingo
  •  
    “...clearly an audience favorite”
    Opera News
  • “...simply gets better and more beautiful each time she walks onto a stage.”
    The New Orleans Times-Picayune
  • “...her diction was excellent and her voice was gorgeously even across its range and could easily soar to a high of instrumental purity”
    CVNC
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    “...a young Eleanor Steber”
    Opera News
  • “...golden sound with an alluring light vibrato that evokes the young Pilar Lorengar”
    Opera News
  • “...bright, active, and fastidiously
    musical”
    The New York Times
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    “...bright, pleasing sheen”
    Opera News
  • “...McMahon shared a coy duet with Domingo, wrapping his heart (along with that of the audience) around her little finger.”
    The New Orleans Times-Picayune
  • “...most polished and flexible singer in the cast ... a deft comic actress with perfectly turned cartwheels"
    The New York Times
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    “...real star presence”
    Variety
  • “...McMahon makes Stella, Blanche’s sister and Stanley’s wife, a remarkably self-possessed character”
    Tulsa World
  • “...Her commanding rendition of “Sempre libera” from Verdi’s “La Traviata” rang out with joy.”
    The New Orleans Times-Picayune
  • “McMahon's timbre is rich and warm, with a thrilling finish at the top. She is nothing short of vocally ravishing.”
    The Day
  • “Dazzling is not too strong of a word to describe Sarah Jane McMahon”
    Hartford Courant
  • “McMahon proved to be the vocal standout.”
    Arizona Star
  • “...Her remarkable soprano voice is only matched by her consummate performance as a singing actress.”
    The New Orleans Times-Picayune
 
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