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.
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 , 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