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Sara Hartley Llewellyn, sopranoSoprano and founder of Hartley Voices, Sara earned her Masters Degree in Vocal Performance with Departmental Distinction from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she studied with the talented mezzo-soprano and vocal department chair Wendy Hillhouse.

Her operatic soprano lead roles include that of Suor Angelica, in the title role of this Puccini opera for the Festi’Val de Musique Valois in Provence, France; Mrs Waters, the lead role in Ethel Smyth’s Opera The Boatswain’s Mate with St Albans Chamber Opera; Gretel in Hansel & Gretel in San Francisco, Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro in Berkeley; Loretta in Gianni Schicchi in Minnesota and Julie in Carousel in the St Albans Arena. Some of Sara’s many international achievements in competition include San Francisco Conservatory of Music Scholarship, Burlingame Voice Competition First Prize, California Federation of Music Clubs Competition Prize, St. Olaf Senior Soloist, and the Winston Cassler Music Scholarship.

Audio Samples
      Ave Maria, Caccini
      Nella Fantasia
      I Could Have Danced
      Lascia Ch'io Pianga
      Tra Bo Dau (with harp)
      Micaelas Aria
      The Laughing Song

Sara Soprano PerformanceAs well as maintaining an active professional life performing as soprano soloist for opera, musical theatre, and events in the UK and abroad, Sara enjoys singing for weddings and more personal events on a regular basis throughout the year.

Recently Sara has performed for corporate and personal events in intimate as well as grand venues including the Royal Opera House Paul Hamlyn Hall, The Birmingham Symphony Hall, Painters Hall, Grosvenor House, Park Plaza Victoria, The Wisley, Claridges, The Savoy, The Oracle Centre, Kew Gardens, Park Lane Hilton, Asprey, Lincoln’s Inn, Crown Plaza London, Oakwood Hall, Olympia Grand Hall, Gretra Hall, Christ Church Spitalfields, Sopwell House, Great Fosters, The Dorchester and many others.

“Dear Sara, I have no doubt that you get several Thank You messages for your performances but this appreciative message is a very Personal and Emotional THANK YOU from Gwen and Me for your choice of songs and your Fabulous rendering of each one. Our guests were overwhelmed by your performance—so once again THANKS!” – Kind Regards and God Bless, Frank”

Sara will work with you to ensure that you are happy with the songs and format of music that she performs for your special event. She can offer the perfect programme for your Religious or Civil ceremony with a wide repertoire of traditional and non-religious songs. If requested she can also provide suggestions based on your format, or perform your requests.

Opera Soprano Soloist for dinner party entertainment

Where accompaniment is concerned, she is also a well experienced soprano at singing with harpist, pianist, organist, string quartet or trio, choir, a cappella, recorded orchestra backing accompaniment and more. She is happy to work with musicians whom you’ve arranged independently, or to organise accompaniment per your request. If you are unsure of what you’d like, Sara is happy to talk you through the options based on your venue.

Sara also sings the soprano lead in the popular troupe of vibrant performers, Classicallusion, who perform in various formats and costume from the gala exquisite to the comic opera incognito infiltration singing waiters act for many events throughout London and the UK.

“Dear Sara, We are all still talking about how wonderful you were today. You have without exception been praised for your beautiful voice, particularly Michaela’s song….my father was so touched that you learned that for him and we were all very moved by your performance…I think pretty much everyone had a tear in their eye. We have had many requests from our friends for your details and I sincerely hope you will deservingly secure further bookings after today. I would recommend you highly and I have been very impressed with the personal service you gave being so understanding and patient in finalising the programme for us, so that experiences like this come out of the corporate realm and make a 70 year old man and his friends very very happy. Kind regards and heartfelt thanks. Cathy x”

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Italian Arias
O mio babbino caro
Deh Vieni non Tardar
La Canzone di Doretta
Lascia ch’io pianga
Nessun Dorma
Zeffiretti Lusinghieri
Regnava nel silenzio
Quel guardo il cavaliere…So anch’io la virtù magica
Caro nome
The Brindisi
Un bel di vedremo(One Fine Day)
Quando m’en vo soletta
Vissi d’Arte
É strano, é strano …sempre libera

Welsh Traditional Songs
Calon Lan
David of the White Rock
Tra bo dau
Bugeilio’r Gwenith Gwyn
We’ll Keep a Welcome

Popular Church Repertoire
Ave Maria (Schubert, Bach/Gounod, Caccini & Verdi)
Alleluja, Mozart
Amazing Grace
Count your Blessings
Exultate Jubilate
Eternal Source of Light Divine
Laudate Dominum
The Lord’s Prayer
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Panis Angelicus, Franck
Pie Jesu, Faure
Pie Jesu, Webber
Il Re Pastore

French Song & Arias
The Habanera
Michaela’s Aria
L’Heure exquise
Je veux vivre
Si mes vers avaient des ailes
Nuit d’etoile


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Popular Crossover & Civil Ceremony Repertoire
(Also appropriate for Church Services)
Nella Fantasia
No one like you
Sancte Deus (Nimrod)
Solveig’s Song
Time to say goodbye (Con te partiro)
Where ‘er You Walk
You raise me up
Young and beautiful
Il mio cuore va [My heart will go on]
I will always love you

German Lieder & Arias
Du bist Die Ruh
Ich liebe dich
Du Ring an Meinem Finger
Bist du bei Mir
Zueignung (Dedication)
Auch kleine Dinge
Kommt ein schlanker Bursch gegangen
The Laughing Song (My dear marquis in English)

God Save the Queen
Land of hope and Glory
Rule Britania
Danny boy
Come again, sweet love doth now invite (and other madrigals)

(Many Other Options Available On Request)

Sara Opera Singer for Hire

“Thank you for your outstanding performance at our annual Association Dinner Night last Friday.  We have been inundated with praise this morning. Accordingly, I thought I might drop you a quick line to thank you once again for such a sterling performance that made the evening such a success”

“Dear Sara, I just wanted to thank you for singing so beautifully during our wedding ceremony. You were absolutely excellent – it really made the ceremony special for us and all of the guests commented on how good you sounded. Amazing Grace in particular was very moving. All the best for the future, and thanks again.”
-Kind regards, David