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Sarah Power

Voice Type:

Soprano

Nationality:

Irish

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English

Opera

Giulietta
I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Bellini)
Buxton Festival
2016
Jane
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Karen MacIver)
Scottish Opera (Connect)
2016
Michael
Peter Pan (Richard Ayres)
Welsh National Opera
2015
Pamina
The Magic Flute (Mozart)
Welsh National Opera
2015
Cousin
Madama Butterfly (Puccini)
Scottish Opera
2014
Soprano Soloist
Anamchara (Pippa Murphy)
Scottish Opera
2014
Soprano Soloist
Opera Highlights (Various)
Scottish Opera
2014
Rodelinda
Rodelinda (Handel)
Scottish Opera
2013
Atalanta
Atalanta (Handel)
Cambridge Handel Opera
2013
Pamina
The Magic Flute (Mozart)
Scottish Opera
2012
Pamina
Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)
Diva Opera
2012
Nella
Gianni Schicci (Puccini)
Wexford Festival Opera
2011
Gilda
Rigoletto (Verdi)
Diva Opera
2011
Nanetta
Falstaff (Verdi)
Diva Opera
2010

Oratorio/Concerts

Soprano Soloist
Stabat Mater (Rossini)
Cumbria Rural Choirs
2017
Mary
Mary Gordon (Brian Irvine & Neil Martin)
National Concert Hall, Dublin
2016
Hazel
Hazel: Made in Belfast (Terence Brown)
Carnegie Hall, New York
2016
Soprano Soloist
Messiah (Handel)
Exeter Philharmonic Choir
2016
Soprano Soloist
Messiah (Handel)
Dundee Choral Union
2016
Soprano Soloist
Messiah (Handel)
Harrogate Choral Society
2016
Soprano Soloist
Mass in G & Come ye Sons of Art (Schubert & Purcell)
Leith Hill Musical Festival
2016
Soprano Soloist
Dixit Dominus & Gloria (Handel)
Barnes Music Festival
2016
Soprano Soloist
Messe Solennelle & Te Deum (Gounod & Bizet)
Bray Choral Society
2016
Soprano Soloist
Messiah & The Seasons (Handel & Haydn)
Leith Hill Musical Festival
2015
Soprano Soloist
Stabat Mater (Dvorak)
Bray Choral Society & Wexford Sinfonia
2015
Soprano Soloist
Samson (Handel)
Dundee Choral Union
2015
Soprano Soloist
Requiem & Te Deum (Brahms & Dvorak)
Harrogate Choral Union
2015
Soprano Soloist
Easter & Ascension Oratorios (J.S. Bach)
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
2014
Soprano Soloist
St. John Passion (J.S. Bach)
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
2013
Soprano Soloist
Requiem (Brahms)
Exeter Philharmonic Choir
2013
Soloist
Performance for Placido Domingo (Various)
The Mansion House, London
2013
Recitalist
Maisie Lewis Song Recital (sponsored by WCOM) (Various)
Wigmore Hall
2012
Recitalist
Song Recital (Various)
The John Field Room, NCH, Dublin
2012
Soprano Soloist
Requiem (Brahms)
Wexford Festival Opera
2011
Soprano Soloist
Messiah (Handel)
Ulster Orchestra, Belfast Waterfront
2011
Soprano Soloist
The Creation (Haydn)
Concerts from Scratch, Royal Albert Hall
2011

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Maisie Lewis Award, Worshipful Company of Musicians (2012)

Making Music Philip & Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists (2009)

Sybil Tutton Award administered by the Musicians Benevolent Fund (2007)

Competitions

Finalist in the Stuart Burrows International Voice Competition (2012)

Finalist in the Nadia and Lili Boulanger International Voice-Piano Competition (2011)

Finalist in the London Handel Singing Competition (2010)

Second Prize in the Kathleen Ferrier Singing Competition, Wigmore Hall (2010)

Winner of the London Bach Singers Prize (2010)

Audrey Strange Memorial Prize for a Singer of Promise, Royal Overseas League (2009)

"... breathtakingly beautiful singing." Sebastian Petit, Opera Britannia

"... the palm should go to soprano Sarah Power for her heavenly radiance in the recitatives and air, Rejoice greatly." Geoffrey Mogridge, Wharfedale & Airedale Observer

"Her sheer full-hearted exuberance of communication doubtless won the jury’s heart." Hilary Finch, The Times

"Sarah Power [...] used her bright, personable soprano with unfailing taste and technical ease - supremely so in her mesmeric Act 3 aria." Andrew Clark, Opera Magazine

"Sarah Power’s Rodelinda was lit by a gentle radiance ..." Ken Walton, The Scotsman

"There’s some beautiful singing from Sarah Power as Rodelinda: the Irish soprano has an easy, natural voice and an unfussy stage presence to match." Kate Molleson, The Guardian

Emerging Artist
Scottish Opera
2014
Opera Course
National Opera Studio, London
2009
Opera Course
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
2008
BMus, MMus
DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama
2004

Dublin-born soprano Sarah Power was the John Mather Charitable Trust Scottish Opera Emerging Artist 2013/14. A graduate of the DIT Conservatory, Dublin, the Guildhall Opera Course and the National Opera Studio, London, she is also a multiple prizewinner. Awards include the London Bach Singers Prize, second prize in the prestigious Kathleen Ferrier Singing Competition at the Wigmore Hall, a Making Music Philip & Dorothy Green Award, an MBF Sybil Tutton Award, a Maisie Lewis Award and the Royal Dublin Society €10,000 Bursary. Sarah was a finalist in the London Handel Singing Competition, the Nadia and Lili Boulanger Competition in Paris, the Stuart Burrows Voice Competition and the Royal Overseas League. She is a Yeoman of The Worshipful Company of Musicians and studies with singing teacher Susan McCulloch.

Sarah enjoys a busy international career on both the opera and concert stage. Recent performances include the title role in a newly-devised work entitled Hazel: Made in Belfast at the Carnegie Hall, New York, the role of Mary in the world premiere of Mary Gordon with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, Handel’s Messiah with the Exeter Philharmonic Choir, the Harrogate Choral Society and the Dundee Choral Union and Haydn’s Creation with the Yorkshire Philharmonic Choir. Sarah has appeared in productions with Welsh National Opera, Buxton Opera Festival, Diva Opera and Wexford Opera Festival and made her debut for Scottish Opera in the title role of Rodelinda. In 2015 she was one of the soloists in Canadian artist Janice Kerbel’s Turner Prize-nominated work DOUG at The Tramway, Glasgow. She is also a keen recitalist and has appeared at prestigious recital venues including the Wigmore Hall and St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London and Haus der Musik, Vienna.

Future engagements include the role of Belinda in Dido and Aeneas with Scottish Opera (Connect), Rossini's Stabat Mater with Cumbria Rural Choirs, Poulenc’s Gloria with the Harrogate Choral Society and Handel's Messiah with the Irish Baroque Orchestra and Resurgam.

For further information visit www.sarahpower.com.




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