Sarabeth Belón, a Southern California native and UCLA alumnus, is already making great strides in her operatic career. She started out with her very first operatic role at UCLA, playing the role of l’écureuil in L’enfant et les sortilèges. Soon after, she ventures into many different periods of music with roles in varying tessituras. At Miami Music Festival, in two different seasons, Belón performed roles that show the strength of her voice in all tessituras. As Rebecca Nurse in The Crucible, she showed the warmth in her voice, especially found in her middle and chest voice, which was praised by critics for the “color and character that is distinctive and memorable”. When she returned to Miami Music Festival, she performed the role of the Composer in Ariadne auf Naxos. The challenges of this role, are presented in the high tessitura, but Belón was praised by her stage presence and “sweet-toned, well-focused voice”. Belón then reached new heights with San Diego Opera as Madama in Maria de Buenos Aires, and as a Handmaiden in Turandot. She continues to show her tessitura and repertoire versatility by singing the contralto role of Armindo in Partenope and then performing the role of Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro. She finishes her 2018-2019 Season with singing the 3rd maid in Zemlinsky’s Der Zwerg, and finally as Olga in Opera Neo’s production of Eugene Onegin.
Besides performing, Belón is a passionate music teacher. She provides vocal lessons in Los Angeles to students of all styles and levels. She believes in teaching a technique that frees the voice and shows the natural capabilities of each voice. While Belón primarily teaches voice, she is also a piano teacher, but only teaches beginning and intermediate levels.
If you would like to reach Ms. Belón, please fill out the form on her contact page.