Soprano Sarah Parkin (PGDip, Hons MMus: Royal Northern College of Music; Hons BMus: University of Toronto) Roles include Eumene (Xerse – Grimeborn Festival); Poppea (L’incoronazione di Poppea - Barefoot Opera); Miss Wordsworth (Albert Herring - Aspect Opera, Left Bank Opera Festival); Sidonie (Armide - Woodhouse Opera); Miss Wordsworth (Albert Herring), Minerva (Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria), Frasquita (Carmen – RNCM); Diane (Actéon), Dido (Dido and Aeneas – Dartington). Most recently, she initiated the role of ‘The Writer’ for Alastair White’s new opera, Wear, performed at The Crossing for the Tête-à-Tête Festival; and appears regularly in A Certain Sense of Order with tick tock opera, which will tour to Luxembourg in 2019.
Sarah appears frequently on the concert platform in contemporary music: as a soloist in Aílís ní Ríaín’s song cycle In Sleep with the 10/10 Ensemble at the Royal Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool; as a narrator for the RNCM Black and White festival, a tribute to the composer Heiner Goebbels; and in collaborations with Hanbury and Groves, devising opera as theatre for scratch performances with Rough for Opera and the Helios Collective. Most recently, Sarah appeared in numerous world premieres at impuls Academy in Graz (Austria), and performed in composer Robert Godman’s installation of Hydrosiren at the 2018 London Cavalcade. Currently, Sarah is collaborating on a commission with composer Amy Bryce supported by the RVW Trust, following Bryce’s participation on the London Symphony Orchestra’s Panufnik Composer’s Scheme; as well as a concert tour with co-collaborator Rosie Middleton (mezzo-soprano) as part of their vocal collective, London Vox Lab.
Sarah lives and works from Northwest London, and studies privately with Yvonne Kenny.