Mezzo Sarah Champion makes her main stage English National Opera début this evening jumping in at short notice as Donna Elvira Don Giovanni. Richard Jones’ new production is conducted by Mark Wigglesworth.
Read about mezzo Sarah Champion’s road from Jimi Hendrix in Montreal to performing Cosi fan Tutte with Scottish Opera in The Highlands.
Mezzo Sarah Champion will sing Dorabella Cosi fan Tutte for Scottish Opera’s small scale tour on September 24 (Stirling), 26 (Helensburgh), 29 (Ayr), October 1 (Kelso), 3 (Dundee), 6 (Elgin), 8 (Ellon), 10 (Aboyne), 13 (Kirkwall), 15 (Wick) and 17 (Inverness). Claire Haslin is music director for Lissa Lorenzo’s new production.
Mezzo Sarah Champion sings The Lover in the world première of Tansy Davies’ first opera Between Worlds in Deborah Warner’s production for English National Opera. Gerry Cornelius conducts. Performances at The Barbican, London are on April 11, 13, 15, 17,19, 21, 23 & 25.
Mezzo Sarah Champion takes the role of Zenobia in Handel’s Radamisto at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City. Martin Haselböck conducts Music Angelica Baroque Orchestra for performances on November 6, 8 and 9.
“… mezzo Sarah Champion , herself a student of Miricioiu, was by far the discovery of the evening. Her assumption of the part of Dorotea, Lina’s cousin, was little short of magnificent. She clearly has a wide repertoire, as she has taken part in a staged setting for American Opera Theater of Messiaen’s song cycle Harawi. Here she was fully in Verdian mode, making every phrase count. The overriding impression was that one wished Verdi had written more for Dorotea.” See and Heard International
Newly-signed Mezzo soprano Sarah Champion will appear on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune previewing Pop Up Opera’s production of Bizet’s Dr Miracle in which she takes the role of Véronique. Opening on March 4 at The Bull, Highgate, North London the show tours the UK until May 3.