Posted on 23/07/2012
BMus Music, 1995 RHBNC and Honorary Fellow
An international opera and concert soprano, Sarah won the most prestigious national singing award, the Kathleen Ferrier Award, in 1997 and the John Christie Award at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2000. She made her debut with the Royal Opera, Covent Garden in 2004 in Wagner’s Ring. Further British engagements include with English National Opera, Opera North, Welsh National Opera and the Edinburgh Festival. In 2005, she made her debut with both the Salzburg Festival and the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich. Other international engagements include the Royal Danish Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin and Cincinnati Opera. She performed opposite Plácido Domingo at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona in 2011. She starred in the immensely popular BBC MGM Prom with Sir Thomas Allen and the John Wilson Orchestra. Her future engagements include Carmen at Covent Garden and Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony with the Berlin Philharmonic and Sir Simon Rattle. Sarah performed with fellow alumnae Dame Felicity Lott and Susan Bullock at Royal Holloway in 2010 and will do so again in 2013.