Wayne State College

Sarah Farr

Dr. Sarah Farr is an associate professor and teaches voice classes at Wayne State College. She is a native of rural Minnesota. Before joining the WSC faculty, she taught at Doane College in Crete, Neb., and Concordia University in Seward, Neb. 

Farr’s operatic roles include Gertrude in Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette, Countess Ceprano in Verdi’s Rigoletto, Hippolyta in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Count Orlofsky in Strauss’s Die Fledermaus, Marcellina in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Hänsel in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, and Ruth in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance.

Farr has also performed as a soloist in various oratorio and sacred works including Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Magnificat and Schütz’s Requiem. In addition to her college teaching, Farr has served as a guest lecturer for the Live From the Met Movie Talks at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center in Lincoln as well as for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

DMA, Vocal Performance, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
M.M., Vocal Performance, Cleveland Institute of Music
B.M., Vocal Music Performance, Viterbo University (La Crosse, Wisc.)
B.A., English Literature, Viterbo University (La Crosse, Wisc.)

Academic Interests
Dr. Farr's academic interest is exploring the intersection of literature and opera, particularly in contemporary operatic compositions.