sarah champion - mezzo soprano
Canadian mezzo Sarah Champion studied trumpet and voice at McGill University and trained at the Royal College of Music. Formerly a soprano, she now specialises in the Zwischenfach repertoire and studies with Nelly Miricioiu in London. Sarah is a former Britten-Pears Young Artist and a Malcolm Martineau Crear Scholar.
Sarah's opera engagements have included The Lover in Tansy Davies' Between Worlds directed by Deborah Warner for English National Opera; Dorabella Così fan Tutte for Scottish Opera's small scale tour; Dorotea Stiffelio for Chelsea Opera Group and Zenobia Radamisto at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico. Amongst her repertoire are Angelina La Cenerentola, Isabella L'Italiana in Algeri and the title role of Handel Xerxes. She is a member of the Core Company of Opera Erratica, an incubator of innovative projects.
Sarah has performed as a soloist and recitalist throughout North America, the UK and Europe giving performances with Florilegium, the Britten-Pears Orchestra /Antonello Manacorda, Britten-Pears Baroque Orchestra/Richard Egarr, the San Francisco Early Music Society, at the London Handel Festival, the Tage Alte Musik Regensburg, the Boston Early Music Festival, Festival Montreal Baroque, the Banff Centre and the Aldeburgh Festival. Notable engagements 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's forthcoming engagements include her main stage début with English National Opera.