Sarah Draffen (She/Her)
Sarah Draffen is an Iowan soprano and a recent transplant to the Chicago area. Having received her Masters in vocal performance in 2015 from the University of Northern Iowa, she has spent two summers performing with Chicago Summer Opera, and recently returned from Germany were she performed the role of La Contessa in the Lyric Opera Studio Weimar production of Le nozze di Figaro. Other recent roles include Gretel in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel (Chicago Summer Opera), Maria Luisa in With Blood, With Ink (Third Eye Theatre Ensemble). In addition to classical music, Ms. Draffen has a great passion for American musical theatre and has performed such roles as Laurie in Rogers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma and Nancy in Oliver.