Sara Jobin

Grammy-nominated conductor Sara Jobin has led several San Francisco Opera mainstage productions, including Tosca, Der Fliegende Holländer, Norma, the world premiere production of Philip Glass’s Appomattox, and Rachel Portman’s The Little Prince. As music director of the Center for Contemporary Opera, she premiered Michael Dellaira’s The Secret Agent in New York, and within a year reprised it in New York, at the Armel Opera Festival in Hungary and in Avignon, France. Credits elsewhere include Our Town, The Ballad of Baby Doe, and upcoming productions of Susannah, The Tender Land, and Dead Man Walking with Opera Idaho as the music director of their Made in America Series; the premiere of Philip Glass’s The Bacchae for the New York Shakespeare Festival; John Musto’s Volpone with Wolf Trap Opera; Carmen and a suite from Ricky Ian Gordon’s The Grapes of Wrath with Anchorage Opera; Faust, Carmen, La Bohème, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and Le Nozze di Figaro with Tacoma Opera; performances of Der Fliegende Holländer with Arizona Opera; and a fire opera version of The Seven Deadly Sins at the Crucible in Oakland. Recent orchestral debuts have included Symphony Silicon Valley, the Dayton Philharmonic, the Bochumer Symphoniker in Germany, and The Little Orchestra Society in New York. Jobin appeared with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players at the MANCA Festival in Nice, France and in San Francisco, and premiered a suite from Stewart Wallace’s The Bonesetter’s Daughter with Musiqa Houston. Her repertoire project, Different Voice Opera Project, founded in 2008 with Carol Gilligan, presented a workshop of its first work, Pearl by Amy Scurria, this summer. On disc Jobin can be heard leading the comic American opera Volpone by John Musto, which was nominated for a Grammy in 2010; on the Koch label she recorded a premiere by Chris Brubeck on his CD Convergence, sung by Frederica von Stade.