Operatic soprano, Sara Beth Pearson, is pleased to be making her Wagnerian debut with Litha Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Pearson is known for her dramatic interpretations of great Italian heroines including Puccini’s Tosca, Madama Butterfly, Mimì, and Suor Angelica, Verdi’s Leonoras, both in Il Trovatore and Forza del destino, and Nedda in Pagliacci. A graduate of the Peabody Conservatory, Ms. Pearson has performed extensively with Baltimore Opera, Annapolis Opera, Washington National Opera, and The Metropolitan Opera. Last season, she performed the role of Nella in Gianni Schicchi with On Site Opera, and featured a signature aria, Vieni t’affretta, from Verdi’s Macbeth, as the Second Soprano in Terence McNally’s play Master Class at The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck. Most recently, she appeared with New Rochelle Opera as Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus and Magnolia Hawkes in a concert Showboat. On the concert stage, Ms. Pearson has performed Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, Ravel’s Shéhérazade with the Adelphi Orchestra, Mozart’s Exultate Jubilate with the Bergen Sinfonia, Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with The Baltimore Sinfonietta, and Mendelssohn’s Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt Walden and “Hear My Prayer” with the Prince George’s Choral Society. She has also starred in many opera and operetta concerts with orchestras such as the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, the Bergen Sinfonia, the Annapolis Symphony, Annapolis Choral Society, and Maryland Concert Opera.