New Orleans Magazine – The Beat: Persona
Renowned vocalist gives applause on Mother’s Day
By Ashley McLellan
New Orleans native Sarah Jane McMahon has garnered international acclaim as a stellar soprano. She has performed opera alongside renowned tenor Placido Domingo, as well as Christmas concerts with the San Francisco Symphony and the Shreveport Symphony. She has dedicated an album of sacred music to Katrina survivors, created her own unique take on old standards in a new album, and most recently starred in the New Orleans Opera production of Faust. Her next stage appearance will be the lead female role in the world premiere of the opera Everest at the Dallas Opera in May.
But with all of her vocal and performance acclaim, it is perhaps her role as “mom” to her two young children that has created the most challenge and reward.