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Sarah Sum

September 26, 2021

Sarah Sum (she/her) is a queer performing artist of Chinese heritage, born and living on the unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh people.

She holds her M.Mus in Opera from The University of British Columbia. You may have spotted her in UBC productions of Die Zauberflöte, the Canadian premiere of Pasażerka, and the Opera and Arias series at Bard on the Beach. Sarah is a recipient of the BC Arts Council Award and has participated in the Canadian Vocal Arts Institute and the Chautauqua Institution Voice Program on full scholarship.

Sarah has been building a career in patron services and box office, from volunteering for local theatre companies as a teen, to working as a Box Office Administrator at UBC Opera over the course of her Master’s degree. Recently she was the Box Office Coordinator for Vancouver Queer Film Festival and offered box office consultation for Chutzpah! Festival.

When she isn’t singing or slinging tickets, you can find Sarah cooking as a connection to her culture, hanging art on walls, and daydreaming about new sewing projects.