Sarah Pring

Mezzo-soprano

Sarah Pring
REVIEWS

Marquise de Berkenfeld: La Fille du Régiment / Opera Holland Park

“Sarah Pring, as the Marquise de Berkenfeld, was thepick of the supporting cast, wonderfully pompous but ultimately human, she was particularly fine in delivering her extensive dialogue naturally and idiomatically.”

Musical Criticism

 

“…attractive and lyrical singing…”

Opera

 


Alisa: Lucia di Lammermoor / English National Opera

“Sarah Pring was also very fine vocally as Alisa…”

Musical Criticism

 

“A special mention is due, however, to mezzo Sarah Pring's Alisa. Pring was strong in both voice and presence.”

Seen and Heard

 

“…Alisa – a slightly sinster, Mrs Danvers-esque figure here – and her effete betrothed, Arturo, were well taken by Sarah Pring and Dwayne Jones.”

The Times

 


Alisa: Lucia di Lammermoor / Scottish Opera

“Sarah Pring, Adriano Graziani and Alan Fairs made their presence felt in smaller roles.”

Opera

 

“…Sarah Pring’s formidable Alisa…”

The Times

 

Mrs Alexander: Satyagraha / English National Opera

“…there are good supporting portrayals from Sarah Pring and Nicholas Folwell…”

Financial Times

 

“Sarah Pring’s Mrs Alexander – the humane wife of the local superintendent of police –registers strongly.”

The Stage

 

“Two female singers stand out for comment: Sarah Pring’s Mrs Alexander and Janis Kelly’s Mrs Naidoo.”

Seen and Heard International

 


Marthe: Faust / Opera North

“…Robert Anthony Gardiner and Sarah Pring are excellent as Siebel and Marthe.”

The Arts Desk

 

“…Pring has heaps of fun in her sexed-up role…”

The Independent

 

“…Sarah Pring delivered a witty Marthe, teasingly so in her by-play with the Devil.”

Opera

 

“…Sarah Pring’s witty Marthe…”

The York Press

 


Taven: Mireille / New Sussex Opera

“Sarah Pring also makes an excellent impression as the witch/fortune-teller Taven, who rises to deliver a spine-chilling Kundry-like curse on Ourrias…”

What’s On Stage

 


Mother: Hansel and Gretel / Opera North

“Lots of vigour elsewhere too, especially from Peter Hoare’s Witch and Sarah Pring’s Mother.”

The Times

 


Innkeeper's Wife: The Cunning Little Vixen / Glyndebourne Festival Opera

"Poignancy comes in unexpected places: the brisk efficiency of Sarah Pring's Innkeeper's Wife..."

The Independent

 


Cleaning Lady: The Makropulos Case / Opera North

“Sarah Pring, Rebecca Afonwy-Jones and Matthew Hargreaves contribute interesting cameos as the Cleaner, Chambermaid and Stage Technician...“

Opera Britannia

 

“Technician Matthew Hargreaves and Cleaner Sarah Pring enjoy their vignette at the start of Act 2, discussing Marty's success.“

The Opera Critic

 

“…the best moment a charming interlude between cleaner Sarah Pring and a technician Matthew Hargreaves.”

The Scotsman

 

“Sarah Pring sparkles in the Cleaner’s cameos…”

The Stage

 


Trigesta: The Fortunes of King Croesus / Opera North

“There is good work from William Dazeley (Orsanes), Mark Le Brocq (Eliates), Sarah Pring (Trigesta), Eric Roberts (Solon) and Stephen Wallace (Halimacus).

The Times

 


Mamma Lucia: Cavalleria Rusticana / Opera Holland Park

“Stephen Gadd’s Alfio and Sarah Pring’s Lucia are well sung and nicely characterized.”

The Independent

 

“Here, Sarah Pring was the real deal – she was every inch the Italian mamma, doting on her boy, and it was Mamma Lucia who Barlow made the focus for the opera’s closing moments…”

Opera Britannia

 

“…Sarah Pring’s permanently fraught Mamma Lucia completes a cast that is visually convincing an vocally authentic.”

The Stage

 

“…full-blooded performances from Gweneth-Ann Jeffers’ fiery Santuzza and Sarah Pring’s Mamma Lucia.”

The Times

 

“Sarah Pring is a strongly felt Mamma Lucia.”

What’s On Stage

 


Marcellina: Le nozze di Figaro / Opera Holland Park

“…Sarah Pring played Marcellina as a formdable matriarch without resorting to caricature.”

Opera

 

“There was much to enjoy, however, from Hannah Pedley’s Cherubino and Sarah Pring’s Marcellina, the latter more a woman, less an old hag, than one often hears, and all the better for it.”

Seen and Heard

 


Marcellina: Le nozze di Figaro / Welsh National Opera 2009

“…Sarah Pring’s incisive Marcellina and Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts’ comical Don Basilio stood out…”

Musical Criticism

“Marcellina, Sarah Pring, was also vocally impressive and another very able actress projecting her character’s different facets very clearly to both cast and audience.”

Seen and Heard

 

“Appealing singing, too, came from…Sarah Pring’s feisty Marcellina…”

The Times

 


Marcellina: Le nozze di Figaro / Welsh National Opera 2012

“Sarah Pring’s a busy and productive Marcellina…”

The Times

 

“...Sarah Pring is a lot of fun as Marcellina.”

Wales Online

 


Zita: Gianni Schicchi / Opera Holland Park

“The family that has pinned all its hopes on its inheritance from a still-warm if dead relative, is played as a gallery of predatory, hypocritical grotesques, led by the grisly Zita of Sarah Pring, and any laughs stem from blackest humour.”

Classical Source

 

“Everyone pulls their weight, especially, once again the always watchable Sarah Pring, constantly thwarted in her endeavours, as Zita, to herd her money-grubbing family in the direction she wants them to go.”

Opera Britannia

 

“…a bunch of very strong characters led by Sarah Pring's strong willed Zita, a real comic gem…”

Planet Hugill

 

“Sarah Pring again showed good comic instincts as Zita, hurling insults at Schicchi with a shrewish agitation…”

Seen and Heard International

 

“Sarah Pring is splendid as domineering Aunt Zita.”

Sunday Express

 

La Frugola: Il tabarro / Opera Holland Park

“Sarah Pring, an excellent Frugola…”

Music OMH

“One of the joys of all three of the operas in Il trittico is the colourful array of minor characters on display. In Il tabarro, they are uniformly excellent. Particularly worthy of note is the veteran, scene-stealing Sarah Pring as La Frugola..."

Opera Britannia

 

“Sarah Pring made a delightful Frugola…”

Planet Hugill

 

“Sarah Pring demonstrated an attractive mezzo-soprano as Frugola – as well as a terrific cackle!”

Seen and Heard International

 

“…among the ensemble, Sarah Pring shines brightly.”

The Telegraph

 

Eduige: Guillaume Tell / Chelsea Opera Group

“…an honest, rich-voiced portrayal.”

Opera Britannia

 


Madame Larina: Eugene Onegin / Opera Holland Park

“Sarah Pring's Madame Larina, Victoria Simmonds's flouncy Olga and Menai Davies's seasoned Nurse all fit in neatly.”

The Guardian

 

“…Sarah Pring was brilliant as Madame Larina, Tatyana’s mother, one of the few full-blooded voices in the cast.”

Music OMH

 


Annina: La traviata / Royal Opera, London 2010

“Sarah Pring made an unusually impactful acting part of Annina.”

The Arts Desk

 

“Kai Rüütel's Flora and Sarah Pring's Annina offered strong characterizations.”

Music OMH

 

“The only minor roles taken with real distinction were the sympathetic Annina of Sarah Pring and the welcome assurance of the Grenvil of Robert Lloyd.”

Opera Britannia

 


Annina: La traviata / Royal Opera, London 2011

“The smaller roles were well taken, with Sarah Pring a focused Annina…”

Seen and Heard

 

“…a fine Annina from Sarah Pring…”

The Times

 

Senta: Der fliegende Holländer / Scottish Opera

“…Sarah Pring’s appealingly down-to-earth Mary.”

Opera

 


Fricka: Das Rheingold / Saffron Opera Group

"Sarah Pring’s wonderfully poised Fricka, conveyed with relaxed power, was more maternal than acerbic: this unusual approach paid dividends, turning Wagner’s caricature of whinging wife into an appealing woman keen to save a real marriage, a stunning contribution to the whole.”

Bachtrack

 

Fricka: Die Walküre / The Wagner Society

“Sarah Pring was a vivid, furious Die Walküre Fricka who relished her words.”
Wagner News



DISCOGRAPHY

Verdi La traviata (role of Annina)
Renée Fleming, Joseph Calleja, Thomas Hampson
Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Antonio Pappano
Opus Arte Blu Ray OA BD7076 D

AUDIO / VIDEO
Sarah Pring sings Janacek: Jenufa - Kostelnicka’s Monologue Opera

Welsh National Opera - The Marriage of Figaro - Interview with Sarah Pring