Sarah Fox – Soprano – Giggleswick May 2012

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Sarah Fox – Soprano

Born in Yorkshire, Sarah Fox was educated at Giggleswick School, London University and the Royal College of Music. She won the Kathleen Ferrier Award in 1997 and the John Christie Award in 2000. A versatile soprano, she is equally at home in a broad range of musical genres, including opera, oratorio and musical theatre.

Operatic engagements include Asteria/Tamerlano for Covent Garden, Munich & Barcelona (opposite Domingo); Zerlina/Don Giovanni for Covent Garden, Glyndebourne & Cincinnati; Woglinde/Der Ring des Nibelungen for Covent Garden, Salzburg & Aix-en-Provence Festivals; Susanna/Le Nozze di Figaro for Glyndebourne & The Royal Danish Opera; Mimi/La Boheme & Merab/Saul for Opera North; Michal/Saul & Eurydice/Orphee et Eurydice in Munich; Ilia/Idomeneo with De Vlaamse Opera; and Lucy Lockitt/The Beggar’s Opera for Covent Garden.

Her extensive and prestigious concert career has included tours throughout the United Kingdom and Europe with the Philharmonia (Mahler Symphony No.4, with Lorin Maazel); the Koln Konzert (Handel’s Athalia, with Ivor Bolton); and the Academy of Ancient Music (Messiah with Richard Egarr) as well as engagements in Israel, Japan, Scandinavia and the USA. She has appeared several times at the BBC Proms and at the Edinburgh & Three Choirs Festivals; and has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Halle, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the San Francisco Symphony with conductors including Bolton, Maazel, Mackerras, Pappano and Rattle. She has also been part of the immensely popular John Wilson Orchestra Hollywood Musicals’ concerts both at the BBC Proms and on tour in the UK and has broadcast many times on BBC radio, both for Radio 3 and for Radio 2’s “Friday Night is Music Night.”

She much enjoys her song recital work and has performed many times with Malcolm Martineau at venues throughout the UK & Europe including the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam and London’s Wigmore Hall.

Current & future engagements include Micaela (Carmen) at Covent Garden; Mahler’s 2nd Symphony with the Berlin Philharmonic & Sir Simon Rattle; performances of  Yeomen of the Guard  and a Viennese Gala  with John Wilson; recitals of Cole Porter with James Burton; and concerts at the Wigmore Hall, the Conzertgebouw and the Royal Festival Hall.

 Her discography includes Mahler’s 4th Symphony (Philharmonia/Mackerras) and Poulenc Songs (Martineau) for Signum Classics; Leighton’s 2nd Symphony (BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Hickox), Vaughan Williams’ Christmas Music & Britten’s Owen Wingrave (CLS/Hickox) and Britten’s The Beggar’s Opera (CLS/Curnyn) for Chandos; and “That’s Entertainment” (John Wilson Orchestra/Wilson) for EMI classics.