Irish soprano Sarah Shine recent performances include Linda Buckley’s Glaoch in INO’s 20 Shots of Opera, and Nannetta in Verdi’s Falstaff for Wexford Festival Opera, where she also created the role of Fran in Andrew Synnott’s What Happened to Lucrece? In 2019 she created the role of Angelika in Marius Felix Lange’s children’s opera Der Gesang der Zauberinsel at the Salzburg Festival, also performed in Masterclass with Helmut Deutsch and appeared with the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg. In 2018-19 she was an artist in residence at Opéra 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 Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus presented at the MC93 before a tour of several French cities. In 2017-18 she made her debut in Paris as Leocadia in Phillippe Boesmans’s Reigen conducted by Jean Deroyer, and performed in concert with the Philharmonic Radio Orchestra, Bucharest, for the Beirut Chants Festival. In 2018 she was awarded the Siemens Opera Award 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 Veronica Dunne. Shortly after, she was chosen as one of 40 finalists to compete at the Neue Stimmen International Singing Competition 2015 in Gütersloh, Germany. She has received bursaries from Siemens, the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Limerick City Council and the Christopher Lynch Operatic Bursary.