Sarah Marvel Bleasdale is a regular performer with Utopia Opera in New York City, where she recently appeared in Sondheim’s Assassins as Sarah Jane Moore, and the Opera at Bard Summerscape, where she has sung in productions as diverse as Schreker’s Der Ferne Klang, Taneyev’s Oresteia, and Ethel Smyth’s The Wreckers. She is pleased to be working with Hollis Thoms again. She previously appeared in the premiere of his opera Conversations. Recordings include the Israel Philharmonic’s Sacred Service by Bloch which was recorded live in Jerusalem in 2008; Trinity Choir’s recording of Handel’s Messiah for the Naxos label; and the soundtrack of the film Halo: The Fall of Reach. A graduate of Yale University and the School of Music of the University of Arizona, she apprenticed with the Sarasota Opera and played Madame Giry in the German company of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera.