About Sarah 

 

After the critical acclaim and Green Room Nominations for her performances in the roles of Venus and Ortrud for Melbourne Opera's productions of Tannhauser and Lohengrin, last year she performed in their highly successful production of Tristan and Isolde, performing the role of Brangaene. 

 

Recent engagements have  included touring China singing Amneris in Aida with The Australian International Production Company and performing the role of Donna Elvira (Co*Opera) for their Australian tour.  

 

This November she performs the role of Erda in Siegfried (London) with GAFA ARTS Collective then in  March 2020, she performs the role of Berta in The Barber of Seville for The Australian Opera Company's tour of China.

 

Sarah has performed in the UK, France, Spain, Ireland, Germany, Asia, Barbados, Australia, New Zealand and China, over the past 20 years.

Opera Companies

She has appeared with Melbourne Opera, Opera Australia, Opera Holland Park, Opera Queensland, State Opera South Australia, The Australian International Opera Company,  Lyric Opera Dublin, Carl Rosa Opera, London Opera Festival, Jakarta Festival, Travelling Opera UK, Longborough Festival Opera, London City Opera, Macau Music Festival, Holders Barbados Festival, Opera Kernow, Co*Opera, Harbour City Opera and Opera Bites.

Roles

Her roles have included Amneris, Leonora (Il Trovatore), Madama Butterfly, Sieglinde, Ortrud, Brangaene, Carmen, Venus, Liu, Fiordiligi, Countess Almaviva, Donna Elvira, Musetta, First Lady, Second Lady, Third Lady, Le Converse, Zelatrice (Sour Angelica), Orlofsky, La Ciesca,  Alma March in the Australian Premiere of Little Women, Phoebe (Yeoman of the Guard), Iolanthe, Pitti-Sing, Berta, Sister Lillian (Dead Man Walking, Sydney State Theatre), Suzuki and performed the role of Miss Baggott from the opera The LIttle Sweep at the Hobart Theatre Royal, Tasmania.

Concerts

On the concert platform, Sarah appeared as a soloist at the Royal Opera House, Linbury Theatre for the Covent Garden Festival, John McCabe's Notturni Ed Alba at the Westminster Central Hall, Opera performances at the Barbican, Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Royal Albert Hall London, Beethoven's 9th Symphony at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Die Erste Walpurgisnacht (Mendelssohn), with the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra and with the Tall Poppeas at the Armidale Bach Music Festival.

Performances

Sarah began her performing career treading the boards of London's West End Theatres, including the celebrated Joseph Papps Broadway version of The Pirates of Penzance at the London Palladium, in which she sang the roles of Edith and Isobel and understudied the role of Mabel.

She performed the role of Annina in Opera Australia's inaugural Handa Opera on Sydney's Harbour performance of La Traviata and sang the role of Melissa in the Australian Premiere of La Liberazione di Ruggiero dall'isola d'Alcina for Ondine Productions in Sydney.  She also starred in the opening gala for the Melbourne Fashion Week.

Recordings

La Traviata - Opera Australia

The Mikdao - Carl Rosa Opera

Carmen - Carlton Classics

Notturni ed Alba - BBC

Yoga

Sarah has been practicing yoga for 30 years and has been teaching yoga and meditation for almost 20 years.  Trained in the UK, India and Australia, a fully qualified yoga teacher, she also runs retreats as well as teaching privately.

She was a Choral Director for The Australian Girls Choir in Sydney, has taught yoga at My Core Wellbeing in Guisborough and has taught for the teacher training courses at Bodymindlife Yoga Studio in Surrey Hills, Sydney.

Sarah will be running more 'Wellness Weeks' in the French Alps this August/September 2020.  Watch this space for further information! 

 

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