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Sarah Williamson

Voice Type:

Soprano

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English

Opera

Despina
Cosi Fan Tutti (Mozart)
Flat Pack Music
2017
Cendrillon
Cendrillon (Massenet)
Sheffield City Opera
2015
Nella
Gianni Schicchi (Puccini)
Birmingham Conservatoire
2013
2nd Woman
Dido and Aeneas (Purcell)
Birmingham Conservatoire
2012
Salvation Army Girl
Street Scene (Weill)
Birmingham Conservatoire
2012
The Spirit
Dido and Aeneas (Purcell)
St Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham
2012
2nd Lady
Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)
Birmingham Conservatoire
2012
Belinda
Dido and Aeneas (Purcell)
Operamus
2011
Chicken Chorus
The Cunning Little Vixen (Janáček)
Birmingham Conservatoire
2011
Ida
Die Fledermaus (Strauss, J)
Birmingham Conservatoire
2011
Suor Genovieffa
Suor Angelica (Puccini)
Birmingham Conservatoire
2011

Art Song

Soprano Soloist
Frauenliebe und leben (Schumann)
Poynton Methodist Church
2014

Oratorio/Concerts

Soprano Solo
Requiem Mass (Mozart)
The Barnby Choir, Wilmslow
2016
Soprano Solo
Missa Brevis in G (Mozart)
The Barnby Choir, Wilmslow
2016
2nd Soprano Soloist
Magnificat (J. S. Bach)
Ellesmere Port Music Society
2015
2nd Soprano Soloist
Gloria (Vivaldi)
Ellesmere Port Music Society
2015
Soprano Soloist
Regina Coeli K.108 (Mozart)
The Barnby Choir, Wilmslow
2014
Soprano Soloist
A Ceremony of Carols (Britten)
The Barnby Choir, Wilmslow
2014
Soprano Soloist
Requiem (Rutter)
Barnt Green Choral Society
2013
Soprano Soloist
Chichester Pslams (Bernstein)
Barnt Green Choral Society
2013
2nd Soprano Soloist
Vespro della Beata Vergine 1610 (Monteverdi)
Wolverhampton Chamber Choir
2013
Soprano Soloist
Exsultate Jubilate (Mozart)
Epiphany Chamber Ensemble
2011

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

I Know That My Redeemer Liveth - Messiah (Handel)

Ich Folge Dir Gleichfalls - St John Passion (J.S Bach)

2nd Woman - Dido and Aeneas, 2012

2nd Woman - Dido and Aeneas, 2012

Despina - Cosi Fan Tutte, 2017

Despina - Cosi Fan Tutte, 2017

Nella - Gianni Schicchi, 2013

Nella - Gianni Schicchi, 2013

Competitions

2nd place - Cecil Drew Oratorio prize, Birmingham Conservatoire (2011)

BMus (hons) - Vocal and Operatic Studies
Birmingham Conservatoire
2009–2013

Sarah graduated from the vocal and operatic studies course at Birmingham Conservatoire under the tutelage of mezzo-soprano, Christine Cairns. Whilst there, she also received regular vocal coaching from Julian Pike, Steven Barlow, Robin Bowman, and Simon Nicholls and took part in masterclasses with Margaret McDonald and Richard Stokes.

A popular recitalist, she has given concerts around the country and has also sung as part of the Philharmonia Chorus under Stefan Bevier and Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir under Paul Spicer and Jeffrey Skidmore.

In 2010 she was nominated to represent the Conservatoire in the Kathleen Ferrier bursary award, and in 2011 was a finalist in the Reginald Vincent Lieder prize and the Cecil Drew Oratorio Prize (2nd). In the world of Opera, Sarah’s credits include Ida (Die Fledermaus), Genevieve (Suor Angelica) and 2nd Lady (Die Zauberflöte) (Scenes), 2nd woman (Dido and Aeneas), Nella (Gianni Schicchi), Cendrillon (Cendrillon) and Despina (Cosi Fan Tutte).

Sarah has worked with Elgar Howarth both for Birmingham Conservatoire Chorus’s performance of ‘Belshazzars Feast’ (2010) and on the world premiere of his work ‘A Menagerie for Reverend John Beauchamp’. Sarah’s solo oratorio credits include Vespers 1610 (Monteverdi), Requiem (Rutter), Chichester Psalms (Bernstein), A Ceremony of Carols (Britten), Regina Coeli K108, Exsultate Jubilate, and Requiem Mass (Mozart), Gloria (Vivaldi) and Magnificat (Bach).

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