Lyric Soprano, Sarah Stembel is a New Orleans native that specializes in classical and musical theatre repertories. In May 2018, Sarah graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with her BM in Vocal Performance under the direction of Dr. Maryann Kyle. Most recently, she played the role of Shelby in the Hub City Player’s production of Steel Magnolias. During her time at Southern Miss, she was in several productions with the Southern Opera and Musical Theatre Company, including Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera, Yum-Yum in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado, Consuela in West Side Story, and in the ensembles of Turandot, Rigoletto, Carmen, Tosca, and Showbiz Harmony! She has also been apart of the Mississippi Opera productions of Turandot, Rigoletto, Carmen, and Tosca. In June, Sarah will be playing the role of Musetta in La Bohème with Festival South. In 2016, Sarah won first place in the Gulfcoast Steinway Vocal Competition in Mobile, Alabama along with winning second place in the Student Division of the Voices of Mississippi Competition. In the fall of 2019, Sarah will be pursing her Masters degree in Vocal Performance.