Photo by Jonathan Nesteruk
Interests: Contemporary opera and theater; the intersection of social activism and the arts.
Strengths: Creative problem-solving, clear communication, compassionate leadership.
Values: Equity, Inclusion, Clarity,
Sara Noble is an arts administrator whose talents include branding, social media marketing, publication design, and production management. Her background as a performer brings a creative perspective and understanding to her work as an administrator.
From 2015-2020, Sara worked for the Chautauqua Opera Company as their Director of Marketing and Engagement. As one of three full-time year-round staff members for the company, she held a large variety of responsibilities, including managing and advocating for the visibility and image of the company, shaping all external communications and the "voice" of the company, and providing support for 60+ artists and staff each summer.
Sara was one of four administrators chosen for the inaugural class of administrators participating in The Dallas Opera's 2017 Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors and Administrators.
From 2013-2018, Sara served as the Associate Producing Diva for Opera on Tap's New York City chapter. For Opera on Tap, she produced the world premiere of James Barry’s comedic opera SMASHED: The Carrie Nation Story at HERE Arts and at the New York International Fringe Festival. She was also the curator and producer for Opera on Tap’s unconventional operatic concert series ‘Home Brewed Opera’ at Freddy’s Bar in Brooklyn. In April 2018, she created and directed an original show for Opera on Tap titled "Her Kind: A Classical Cabaret Celebrating Womankind" at The Flea Theater, featuring music by 18 different contemporary composers, including Frances Pollock, Rachel Peters, Paula Kimper, Nkeiru Okoye, and Gilda Lyons.
Sara is a strong advocate for contemporary classical music and opera and enjoys work in these genres as both an administrator and a performer.