Sarah began her professional career as a soprano, gaining performing experience touring the UK in both musicals and operas. During this time, she sang the roles of Edith and Isobel in the celebrated Joseph Papps Broadway version of The Pirates of Penzance at The London Palladium and performed in various shows in the West End, including gala performances and Sunday Nights at the Palladium.
She was fortunate to have had the opportunity of working alongside many of the finest musical theatre artists and creatives of that time, including Carol Channing, Chita Rivera, Wayne Sleep, Dora Bryan, Frank Thornton, Paul Nicolas and Bonnie Langford.
She moved into the mezzo soprano repertoire, and for the past 20 years, has performed over 40 roles around the globe, countries including the UK, France, Spain, Ireland, Germany, Asia, Barbados, Australia, New Zealand and China.
More recently, in February 2021, she performed the role of Fricka in Melbourne Opera's Das Rheingold. She gained critical acclaim and will be performing the role for their up coming Die Walkure in 2022, which then culminates in Der Ring des Nibelungen in 2023. Click here for further details.
This year she will be performing for the Victorian Wagner Society's birthday luncheon with further concerts later in the year and will be singing the mezzo solo in Beethoven's 9th choral symphony, details to follow.
In the past couple of years, Sarah has had two Green Room Nominations for her performances in the roles of Venus and Ortrud for Melbourne Opera's productions of Tannhäuser and Lohengrin, and in 2018, performed the role of Brangäne in their highly successful production of Tristan and Isolde.
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 recently toured China singing Amneris in Aida with The Australian International Production Company and was due to perform the role of Berta in The Barber of Seville, with the AIPC, but due to Covid 19, the tour was cancelled.
Last year, she performed the role of Erda in Siegfried (London) with GAFA ARTS Collective and October 2020, she took part in zoom workshops with Lyric Opera in Melbourne.
She has appeared with Melbourne Opera, Opera Australia, Opera Holland Park, Opera Queensland, State Opera South Australia, The Australian International Opera Company, Oz Opera, Lyric Opera Dublin, Carl Rosa Opera, Raymond Gubbay Productions, London Opera Festival, Jakarta Festival, Travelling Opera UK, Longborough Festival Opera, Lyric Opera (Melbourne), London City Opera, Macau Music Festival, Holders Barbados Festival, Opera Kernow, GAFA Arts Collective, Co*Opera, Harbour City Opera and Opera Bites.
Her roles have included Amneris, Erda (Siegfried), Sieglinde, Ortrud, Brangäne, Fricka (Das Rheingold), Carmen, Venus, Orlofsky, Zelatrice and Le Converse (Sour Angelica), Suzuki, Ciesca (Gianni Schicchi), Annina, Flora, (La Traviata), Donna Elvira, Liu, Fiordiligi, Countess Almaviva, Musetta, First Lady, Second Lady, Third Lady, Cio Cio San, Leonora (Il Trovatore), 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) and performed the role of Miss Baggott from the opera The Little Sweep at the Hobart Theatre Royal, Tasmania.
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. She also starred in the opening gala for the Melbourne Fashion Week.
La Traviata - Opera Australia
The Mikdao - Carl Rosa Opera
Carmen - Carlton Classics
Notturni ed Alba - BBC
During her college days, Sarah was a member of a pop band! She toured the UK and had the time of her life. Carl, the front man of the band, wrote a fun song about her.....
The band was called Carl Green and The Scene and Carl still performs with his band, 'Head of Light Entertainment'
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.
She taught The Art of Living courses in the UK, Australia and India.
Sarah will be running more 'Wellness Weeks' in the French Alps this June through to September 2020.
Click here for further information! (Unfortunately these have had to be cancelled due to Covid 19, but watch this space for retreats in 2021!)