Sarah Richmond | Mezzo-Soprano


Sarah Richmond

20 Shots of Opera


Sarah Richmond is a singer known for warmth and versatility, and her roles have varied from Rosina in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia to Dritte Dame Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, spanned periods from Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas to Gwendolen in Gerald Barry’s The Importance of Being Earnest and genres from Bianca/Gabriella in Puccini’s La rondine to Peep Bo Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado. Companies she has collaborated with include Pavilion Opera, NI Opera/Nevill Holt Opera, Iford Arts, Opera Collective Ireland, Lyric Opera Productions, Wide Open Opera, Spark Opera, Foyle Opera, North West Opera, Castleward Opera and Clonter Opera.

Recital highlights include Oxford Lieder Festival, UK Strauss Society, Chester Music Festival and Dublin Song Series. Prominent conductors of solo engagements include Vasily Petrenko with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Gergely Madaras and Mark Elder. Most recently she performed Handel’s Messiah in Monte Carlo. She has been broadcast internationally as Willie in Mascagni’s Guglielmo Ratcliff at Wexford Festival Opera — which was also issued on CD by the RTÉ lyric fm label — and as a soloist for IRFU.

Sarah was an ENO Opera Works Artist, NI Opera Young Artist and trained on the National Opera Studio Short Course. She graduated from the RNCM as a Drapers’ de Turckheim Scholar.