Artist Bio

Sara Couden, contralto

Sara Couden, contralto, is so excited to be returning to Music@Menlo. Highlights from this past season include Brahms’s Alto Rhapsody at the Staunton Music Festival, Petr Eben’s Loveless Songs for Voice and Viola, performed with Kim Kashkashian at the Marlboro Music Festival, Third Lady in a concert of highlights from The Magic Flute with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the role of Albine in the Metropolitan Opera’s fall production of Thaïs, soloist in Schoenberg’s version of Das Lied von der Erde with the New York chamber group Cantata Profana, soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony no. 9 with the Tucson, Charleston, Charlotte, and San Francisco Symphonies, and a program of Bach cantatas through the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society.