Sara Heaton had her professional debut as Despina in Così fan tutte (Boston Baroque Orchestra). With Opera Boston, she gave "a lovely vocal performance" as the "sexy" and "alluring" gypsy Esmeralda in The Bartered Bride. She was recently seen as a Woodsprite in Rusalka (Boston Lyric Opera) and as Adele in Die Fledermaus (Opera Providence). In the competition circuit, she has been a regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera competition, a finalist in the Giulio Gari Competition, and a semi-finalist in the Competizione dell’opera in Germany. She is also a recipient of the Richard F. Gold Career Grant from the Shoshana Foundation. This summer she will join the Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Singer Program.