Canadian-British mezzo-soprano Sarah Champion has been acclaimed for her ‘clarity and assurance’ (Opera Magazine) and heard both on the opera stage and the concert platform in Europe and North America in repertoire spanning four-centuries. Ms. Champion’s operatic engagements have included The Lover in Tansy Davies’ Between Worlds directed by Deborah Warner for English National Opera, Dorabella Così fan Tutte on tour with Scottish Opera, Dorotea STIFFELIO for Chelsea Opera Group, the role of Naomi in the world premiere of Phillip Hagemann’s RUTH with Pegasus Opera, Zenobia RADAMISTO at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico and Daisy in the world premiere of Stuart McCrae’s ANTHROPOCENE for Scottish Opera. Upcoming engagements include Offred Before in Poul Ruders’ THE HANDMAID’S TALE with the Danish Royal Opera and Rosina IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA with Nevill Holt Opera.
Ms. Champion 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 directed by Tim Nelson.
Other recent engagements include Female Artist Lulu for English National Opera; covering Isabella L’Italiana in Algeri for Garsington Opera, the title-role XERXES, Donna Elvira Don Giovanni and Rosina Barber of Seville for ENO and Brahms Liebeslieder Walzer and Schumann Spanisches Liederspiel in Istanbul.
Ms. Champion studied trumpet and voice at McGill University and trained in voice at the Royal College of Music. She now studies with Nelly Miricioiu in London and is a former Britten-Pears Young Artist and a Malcolm Martineau Crear Scholar.
Senior Artist Manager