Sarah Forestieri (she/her/hers) is an arts administrator and educator who is passionate about growing relationships, engaging in meaningful conversations about moving the opera industry forward, and connecting with like-minded arts leaders and artists.
In her role as the Manager of Community Partnerships & Programs at the Canadian Opera Company (COC), she is responsible for the planning and execution of the COC’s community programming for children, youth, and families, as well as managing the company’s roster of Teaching Artists.
Sarah has also dedicated herself to critical research highlighting the inequality in the opera world. During her graduate studies, she conducted an independent research project entitled, "Combating Institutionalized Sexism in Opera Leadership." Through her research, she interviewed female opera administrators and leaders from across North America to investigate the barriers women currently face in the industry.
Sarah holds a Master of Music in Voice Performance & Literature from the Eastman School of Music, a certificate in Arts Leadership from the Eastman Institute for Music Leadership, and a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from the University of Toronto.