Ms. Kleeman’s career began as an opera singer and transitioned into the world of Musical Theater and beyond. As an accomplished opera singer, she has sung under the baton of the legendary Julius Rudel with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra and New York Philharmonic’s Lorin Maazel in the Beggars Opera. Ms. Kleeman has performed with such companies as Seattle Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Pittsburgh Opera among others. At the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival she sang the title role in the world premiere of Nocciolina and Lynne in A Grand Night for Singing. That Fall in New York City Ms. Kleeman was one of four soloists that included Broadway veterans Michael Cerveris, Darius DeHaas and Carol Woods in Lyrics by W. Shakespeare, an evening presided over by former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. In the summer of 2007 Ms. Kleeman made her Central City Opera debut as Dorothee in Massenet's Cendrillon and in her return to Central city in 2009 Ms. Kleeman was celebrated by the Denver Post as “compelling in the pathos of her character” as Charlotte in A Little Night Music. Opera News Magazine said that she “summoned up appropriate comic bile and timing, showing fine vocal control. Recent Regional credits include Nellie in South Pacific, Signora Naccarelli in The Light in the Piazza, Abigail Adams in 1776 and Kate/Lilli in Kiss me Kate. Sarah Kleeman is a graduate of California State University, Northridge (Bachelor of Music) and is the recipient of numerous awards and competitions, including the Carol Vaness Award, the Glendale Symphony Competition and the Henry and Maria Holt Memorial Scholarship.