Sarah Pring

Sarah Pring Mezzo-soprano

Sarah Pring studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and at the National Opera Studio. She began her career at Glyndebourne, gaining the Sir John Christie Award, and also the ESSO Touring Award, for roles including Despina Cosi fan Tutte. Other roles for the Glyndebourne Tour have included Mayor’s Wife Jenufa and Berta Il barbiere di Siviglia. She returned to Glyndebourne in 2012 to sing The Innkeeper’s Wife The Cunning Little Vixen.

Her performance as Annina La traviata with Renée Fleming in Richard Eyre's production for the Royal Opera House, is available on Opus Arte DVD / Blu Ray. She has also sung this role with Angela Gheorghiu, Ermonela Jaho and Anna Netrebko in London, as well as on tour in Japan, and her other roles at Covent Garden have included Lise Cyrano de Bergerac, Berta Il barbiere di Siviglia, Madame Larina Eugene Onegin and Wellgunde Götterdämmerung.

For English National Opera, she has sung Alisa Lucia di Lammermoor and Mayor’s Wife Jenufa, as well as covering Herodias Salome and Kundry Parsifal, and her repertoire has further included Marquise de Berkenfeld La Fille du Régiment, Mamma Lucia Cavalleria Rusticana and Madame Larina Eugene Oneginfor Opera Holland Park, Alisa Lucia di Lammermoor for Scottish Opera, Taven Mireille for New Sussex Opera, Marthe Faust, Mother Hansel and Gretel, Cleaning Lady The Makropulos Case, Trigestra The Fortunes of King Croesus, and Concepcion L’Heure espangole for Opera North, Marcellina Le nozze di Figaro for Welsh National Opera, Berta Il barbiere di Siviglia for Castleward Opera, Madame Larina Eugene Onegin for Grange Park Opera and the Opera de Caen,Luciana The Comedy of Errors at the Wexford Festival, Mary Der fliegende Holländer for Scottish Opera and Mrs Grantham Ludd and Isis for ROH2. For The Wagner Society, she has sung Fricka Die Walküre.

Concert engagements have included Enrichetta I Puritani, Iphigénie Iphigénie en Tauride and Eduige Guillaume Tell for the Chelsea Opera Group, Beethoven Symphony No. 9 at the Queen's University Arts Festival in Belfast and with the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, Mahler Symphony No. 2 at London’s Barbican Centre, Mozart Requiem with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Verdi Requiem at the Snape Maltings. Her broadcasts have included Friday Night is Music Night for BBC Radio 2.

Conductors with whom she has worked included Yves Abel, Mikhail Agrest, Maurizio Benini, Harry Bicket, Jiri Belolhávek, Francesco Corti, Paul Daniel, Mark Elder, Sir Bernard Haitink, Michael Hofstetter, Vladimir Jurowski, Jan Latham-Koenig, Anthony Negus, Sir Antonio Pappano, Mark Shanahan, Stuart Stratford, Antony Walker, Hilary Davan Wetton and Dominic Wheeler.

Her recent and current engagements include Mrs Grose The Turn of the Screw for Nevill Holt Opera and Northern Ireland Opera,Mrs Alexander Satyagraha for English National Opera, Marthe Faust at the Birgitta Festival, Tallinn,La Frugola Il tabarro and Zita Gianni Schicchi for Opera Holland Park, further performances as Annina La traviata for the Royal Opera, London, and Waltraute Die Walküre for Welsh National Opera. She will also cover Mary The Gospel According to the Other Mary for English National Opera, the Kostelnicka Jenufa for Opera North, Mère Marie Dialogues des Carmelites for the Royal Opera, London, and Eduige Guillaume Tell for the Royal Opera, London, and Welsh National Opera.

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