Sarah Shine | soprano


Sarah Shine

20 Shots of Opera


Irish soprano Sarah Shine was most recently heard at Wexford Festival Opera as Nannetta in Falstaff and as Fran in What Happened to Lucrece? a new Irish opera by Andrew Synnott.

At the Salzburg Festspiele in 2019, she performed the role of ‘Angelika’ in Der Gesang der Zauberinsel a commissioned children’s opera by Marius Felix Lange, performed in Masterclass with Helmut Deutsch and sang a final concert with the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg.

During the 2018-2019 season, Sarah was an artist in residence at Opera National de Paris, where she participated in concerts of the Academy at the Amphitheatre Bastille and Palais Garnier and performed the role of Adele in Die Fledermaus presented at the MC93 before a tour of several French cities.

In the 2017/2018 season, she made her debut in Paris as Leocadia in Reigen by Phillippe Boesmans conducted by Jean Deroyer, and performed in concert with the Philharmonic Radio Orchestra, Bucharest for the Beirut Chants Festival 2017. After a performance at Palais Garnier in 2018, Sarah was awarded the Siemens Opera Award of €10,000.

Sarah graduated with a B.A in Music Performance and a Recital Artist Diploma from the Royal Irish Academy of Music where she studied with Dr. Veronica Dunne. Shortly after, Sarah was chosen as one of 40 finalists to compete at the Neue Stimmen International Singing Competition 2015 in Gütersloh, Germany. During her studies, Sarah made her operatic debut with some of Irelands leading opera companies.

Sarah has been a grateful recipient of bursaries from Siemens, The Arts Council of Ireland, Limerick City Arts Council and the Christopher Lynch Operatic Bursary.

November 2020