Sarah Farr

Sarah Farr

Music Instructor, voice

Music Department

Office: Music Center 117
Office phone: 402-643-7282 


A native of rural Minnesota, mezzo-soprano Sarah Farr received her D.M.A. in Vocal Performance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She attended Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin for her undergraduate education and received a B.M. in Vocal Performance as well as a B.A. in English Literature. She received a M.M. in Vocal Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Farr’s operatic roles include Gertrude in Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette, Countess Ceprano in Verdi’s Rigoletto, Hippolyta in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Count Orlofsky in Strauss’s Die Fledermaus, Marcellina in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Hänsel in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel and Ruth in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance. Farr has also performed as a soloist in various oratorio and sacred works including Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Magnificat and Schütz’s Requiem.

In addition to her college teaching, Farr has served as a guest lecturer for the Live From the Met Movie Talks at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center in Lincoln as well as for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.