Vocalist and teacher Sarah Maurer-Groth, soprano, made her leading role debut as Phyllis from Gilbert and Sullivan's Iolanthe with The Madison Savoyards (Madison, WI) in 2013. She sang the role of La Ciesca from Puccini's Gianni Schicchi in performance with the Show Me Opera at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Maurer-Groth completed her Master of Music in Vocal Performance at the University of Missouri-Columbia, studying with Christine Seitz. Other selected performances include Virtu from Monteverdi's L'Incoranatione di Poppea, Madame Silberklang from Mozart's Der Shauspieldirektor, and Musetta from Puccini's La Boheme.
A native of Madison, WI, Sarah Maurer-Groth completed her undergraduate degrees in Vocal Performance and French at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studying with James Doing. During that time, she actively enjoyed working with the University Opera and spending additional time sewing projects in the costume shop. The Madison Savoyards, a Gilbert and Sullivan group, provided her with much of her early performing experience. She sang in the chorus of Yeomen of the Guard and H.M.S. Pinafore, Princess Nekaya in Utopia, Ltd., and finally as Phyllis in Iolanthe. When she is not performing or teaching, Maurer-Groth enjoys sewing dresses, reading classic works of fiction, and hiking.