"The festival presentations were crowned by director Kristine McIntyre’s stunning mounting of Janáček’s Jenůfa on July 5, which fielded an exciting breakthrough performance from Sara Gartland in the title role. The soprano has often been pigeonholed into “ina” roles when one suspects she is by nature a Mimì or a Marguerite. As Janáček’s heartrending heroine, Gartland displayed a most individual timbre and a considerable reserve of lyric weight in midrange. Her prayer in Act II was ineffable. Gartland has always been an appealing singer; here she emerged as a complete artist." -Opera News
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