Acclaim

"Sara DeLong's portrayal of Phyllis was a standout in this performance. Her singing and comic timing were highlights of the show. Her recurring work of trying to eat her sandwich only to be distracted was a delightful treat.”

                     -EMACT DASH Awards Consultant | September 2022

"All the singing is top-notch. The most noteworthy performance in the opinion of this humble reviewer is that of Sara DeLong as Phyllis...”

                     -Judith Pfeffer of yourArlington | September 24th 2022

"Sara DeLong, a newcomer to the Opera House stage as Mother Abbess, stands out with an operatic prowess and booming presence and voice.”

                     -Harrison Thorp of The Rochester Voice | August 4th 2022

"DeLong...in soaring good voice...stunning...”

                     -John Zeugner of the Worcester Telegram and Gazette | September 25th 2016

"Kudos to Vocal Director Sara DeLong.”

                      -Vance R. Koven of The Boston Musical Intelligencer December 5th 2016

"In perhaps the most unexpected turn the production took, Sara DeLong plays Thomas Jefferson as a soprano which worked far better than I could have ever imagined. DeLong was gentle yet firm in the role; as necessary to propel the play along."

                      -Danielle Rosvally of The New England Theatre Geek | August 16th 2016

"Thomas Jefferson had fewer lines, instead allowing his facial expressions to speak for him. And speak they did. It was apparent from Jefferson’s face what he thought of every other person onstage. ...[Sara DeLong] really perfected the scowl and the look of disdain."

                      -Emma Bingham of The Tech | August 16th 2016

“The next selection was a cantata by Mozart, and Sara DeLong’s full, rich soprano voice made it a delight... DeLong’s performance was unlabored and unpretentious, accentuated by an excellent articulation of the German text." 

                      -Dick Frantzreb of the Sacramento Choral Calendar | March 8th, 2013

"...playing her part amazingly is Sara DeLong, whose incredible voice and acting talent brighten the show the second she steps onstage." 

                  -Ellen Dominguez of the Sacramento Press | February 13th 2012

"DeLong has a beautifully trained voice that captures the epic nature of Gilbert and Sullivan." 

                       -Maxwell McKee of the Sacramento News and Review  | February 16th 2012

"DeLong has a bearing and a voice that shine." 

                        -Bev Sykes of the Davis Enterprise  | February 16th 2012

"...extraordinary performances... showcased several soloists throughout the program, notably soprano Sara DeLong..." 

                            -Mary Nares of the Sacramento Press  | December 13th 2011

*Following her marriage in 2018, Sara changed her last name from Haugland to DeLong. Quotes on this page have been updated with Sara's new name although the original publication may retain her previous surname, Haugland.