Irish soprano Sarah Shine created the role of Karen in Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh’s The First Child in 2021 at Dublin Theatre Festival (Landmark Productions/Irish National Opera). Other recent engagements include soprano soloist in Mozart’s Mass in C Minor in France, a recital at the Irish Cultural Centre in Paris and a debut at the Abbey Theatre in the world premiere of Michael Gallen’s opera about the Monaghan Soviet, Elsewhere. In 2020 she appeared at the Wexford Festival Opera as Nannetta in Verdi’s Falstaff and also created the role of Fran in Andrew Synnott’s What Happened to Lucrece? She also appeared in Irish National Opera’s much-praised 20 Shots of Opera in Linda Buckley’s Glaoch. At the Salzburg Festival in 2019 she was a member of the Young Singers Project where she performed the role of Angelika in Marius Felix Lange’s specially-commissioned children’s opera Der Gesang der Zauberinsel and sang a final concert with the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg. From 2017-19 she was a singer in residence at Opéra national de Paris, where she made her debut as Adele in Johann Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus, as Leocadia in Phillippe Boesmans’s Reigen and participated in many concerts in Paris and throughout France. In 2018 she won the Siemens Opera Contest France with a prize of €10,000. Sarah graduated with a BA in Music Performance and a Recital Artist Diploma from the Royal Irish Academy of Music where she studied with Dr Veronica Dunne.