Sarah Richmond | Mezzo-Soprano

Mezzo-Soprano

Sarah Richmond

L’Olimpiade

Biography

Sarah Richmond won the 2021 Toronto Mozart Vocal Competition and was a finalist at the 2022 Montserrat Caballé International Competition at the Teatro Real, Madrid. She is known for emotional engagement, and Opera Now wrote of her Rosina in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville: “her consistently supple and finely shaped coloratura portrayed the kaleidoscope of feelings endured by her character. Brava." Conductors she has worked with include Mark Elder, Vasily Petrenko, Paul Daniel and Michael Collins. International credits include Monte Carlo and Soriano nel Cimino. She gave a recital with Florent Mourier for the Royal Opera House in London and was broadcast performing in their first Create Day. Notable opera gala appearances include English National Opera and Brunswick Vocal Arts. Her 2023-24 roles include Hansel in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Idamante in Mozart’s Idomeneo, Komponist in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, Rosina in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia and the Helen in the premiere of Conor Mitchell’s The Headless Soldier. For Wexford Festival Opera she has sung Willie in Mascagni’s Guglielmo Ratcliff. In the festival’s smaller production she created the role of Lucrece in Andrew Synnott’s What Happened to Lucrece, and sang in Walton’s The Bear, Bizet’s Le docteur miracle and Verdi’s Falstaff. Other roles include Mezzo in Freya Waley Cohen’s Spell Book and Terza damigella in Francesca Caccini’s La liberazione di Ruggiero for Longborough Festival Opera, La zia principessa in Puccini’s Suor Angelica for Random Opera, and Bianca/Gabriella in Puccini’s La rondine for Iford Arts. 

March 2024

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