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Sarah Gilford

Soprano Sarah Gilford is Juliette in the Norwegian premiere of The Dead City (Die tote Stadt) by Korngold here in Bergen autumn 2024.

Praised for her crystal-clear voice, British soprano Sarah Gilford is a recent Song Prize finalist at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2021 and an alumnus of the prestigious Opernstudio at the Bayerische Staatsoper.

For the seasons 2019/21, Sarah was a member of the prestigious Opernstudio at the Bayerische Staatsoper, where most notably she sang the title role in Thomas’ "Mignon" at the Cuvilliés Theatre, Giannetta in "L’Elisir d’Amore", Taumännchen in "Hansel und Gretel", and Barbarina in "Le Nozze di Figaro" among other appearances.

In the 2021/2022 season she was a member of the ensemble of Stadttheater Klagenfurt. Here she made her debuts as Ortlinde in "Die Walküre", Susanna in "Le Nozze di Figaro", Sopran I in Rihm’s "Jakob Lenz", and Gilda in "Rigoletto". She also performed a number of recitals at the Fundación Juan Marchin Madrid, the British Embassy in Rome and as part of the Imogen Cooper Musical Trust in London.

The 2022/2023 season saw Sarah making her return to the Bayerische Staatsoper as Niece 2 in "Peter Grimes". She made a number of debuts including her debut as Dalinda in Handel's "Ariodante" with Il Pomo d'Oro; as a soloist for Mendelssohn's "Elias" with the Berliner Philharmoniker under the baton of Kirill Petrenko; as Sophie in "Werther" at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden under the baton of Antonio Pappano. She also made her recital debut at Wigmore Hall with Ewa Danilewska.

Sarah will begin the 2023/24 season at Klagenfurt Stadttheater singing Woglinde in "Götterdämmerung". Later, she will return to Klagenfurt to perform the soprano solo in Handel's "Messiah" at the Konzerthaus Klagenfurt. She will also be making her role debut as Governess in Isabelle Kettle's new production of Britten's "Turn of the Screw" at the Theatre Royal, Bath. She will then perform the soprano solo in Beethoven's "Symphony 9" with Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini.

Main source: Johanna Herbst Artist Management
Updated April 2024