Sarah is a London-born soprano. She made her stage debut aged eight in a Royal Opera Company production of Verdi's Otello , closely followed by their 2000 production of Puccini's La Boheme, and an appearance as a treble soloist on an EMI recording of Massenet's Werther with Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna, and conducted by Antonio Pappano. Sarah graduated from Durham University with an honours degree in 2010. Whilst at the university she became President of Durham Opera Ensemble, with whom she performed regularly, and was named by The Palatinate newspaper as one of 25 Durham graduates to watch for the future.
Sarah went on to study at the Royal Academy of Music with Sarah Walker and Audrey Hyland. She achieved her Master of Arts with distinction, and was awarded an honorary diploma, the DipRAM for excellence in her final recital. She went on to study with English National Opera as part of the Opera Works program, where she made the switch from mezzo to Soprano.
Sarah often performs at private functions, concerts and in fully staged operas. Credits include Manon, Manon Lescaut, Fiordiligi Cosi fan Tutte, Alice Ford The Merry Wives of Windsor, Tatyana Eugene Onegin, Mother Hansel and Gretel, Florence Albert Herring, Prince Orlofsky Die Fledermaus, Third Lady The Magic Flute, Sorceress Dido and Aeneas, Calliope Orpheus in the Underworld. She also appeared as the Baker's Wife in a full run of Sondheim's Into the Woods at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2011. Sarah very much enjoyed performing in the Chorus of Royal Academy Opera's Eugene Onegin (in Russian) and as part of a small ensemble at Sarah Walker's 70th Birthday Concert at Wigmore Hall. She also appeared in the chorus of Janacek's Kat'a Kabanova for Opera Holland Park during the 2017 season. Roles in scenes include Alcina Alcina, Countess The Marriage of Figaro and Lady Billows Albert Herring. She has also performed in several opera premieres, including Evan Kassof's opera Memoirs of Transformation in the roles of Brunnhilde/Madame Butterfly and LiveArtShow's recent production of Marsha: A girl who does bad things in the role of Johnny.
Sarah made her Verdi Requiem debut as soprano soloist in June 2017 with Nottingham Symphony Orchestra at Chartres Cathedral and La Madeleine, Paris. She has since performed the work on several occasions, with further performances to come in 2020. Other concert performances include Handel's Messiah, Vivaldi Gloria, McDowall's Magnificat, Haydn's Stabat Mater and Bach's Christmas Oratorio. Sarah is a regular soloist with the Witt Morgan Chorus. She also performed Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire as part of the centenary celebrations at the Royal Academy of Music, alongside Jane Manning, and was a Britten-Pears Young Artist for 2017/18, focusing on the works of R.Strauss under the leadership of Angelika Kirchschlager and Malcolm Martineau at Aldeburgh in September 2017.
Upcoming performances include Opera by the Lake with Sir Thomas Allen at Durham University, Verdi’s Requiem at Southwell Minster and a run in Humperdinck’s Hansel und Gretel in the role of Mutter, at Chateau de Panloy, La Rochelle, France.