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Sarah Champion

Mezzo Soprano

Sarah Champion is a lyric mezzo soprano specialising in the Zwischenfach repertoire. She trained at the Royal College of Music (MMus), McGill University (BMus, LMus), ENO Opera Works, is a Britten-Pears Young Artist and a Malcolm Martineau Crear Scholar. She has performed as a soloist and recitalist throughout North America, the UK, and Europe with performances at Kings Place (Florilegium), the Snape Maltings (Britten-Pears Orchestra, Antonello Manacorda/Britten-Pears Baroque Orchestra, Richard Egarr), the London Handel Festival (Little Baroque Company), Tage Alte Musik Regensburg, the San Francisco Early Music Society, the Boston Early Music Festival, Festival Montreal Baroque, the Banff Centre, and the Aldeburgh Festival. Recent highlights include recitals with the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada (under Trevor Pinnock), the Little Baroque Company (under Laurence Cummings) and a staging of Messiaen’s song cycle Harawi for the American Opera Theater. Sarah was a Buxton Festival Young Artist for the 2013 season, covering the roles of Mazet (La colombe) and Arminda (La finta giardiniera). Opera credits include Buxton Festival Opera, Iford Arts, American Opera Theater, Opera Minima and Opera UK. Upcoming performances include Governess (Queen of Spades) for Grange Park Opera and Véronique (Docteur Miracle) for Popup Opera. Sarah is a member of the Core Company of Opera Erratica, devoted to the creation of new works that challenge audiences and the push the boundaries of the genre. Equally at home on the concert and opera stage, Sarah enjoys performing a varied repertoire from early opera, to song recital, and the creation of new works. Sarah studies with Nelly Miricioiu in London.