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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.
This June, Sara was promoted to Director of Marketing and Engagement at Chautauqua Opera Company, where she has been the Company and Media Manager since 2015. 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 Executive 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 in 2013 and at the New York International Fringe Festival in 2014. Hailed as “joyous” by The New York Times, SMASHED was one of sixteen productions chosen for the FringeNYC Encore Series. Sara 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.
In her previous position as PR Associate for the boutique firm Classical Music Communications, Sara promoted a variety of clients including pianist Orli Shaham and the interactive concert series Baby Got Bach. Sara has also collaborated with organizations including American Opera Projects, The BEAT Festival, Opera Slavica, Berkeley Light Opera Company, and Fifth House Ensemble.
Sara is a strong advocate for contemporary classical music and opera and enjoys work in these genres as both an administrator and a performer.