Dublin-born soprano Sarah Power is a former Scottish Opera Emerging Artist. She is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, the Guildhall Opera Course and the National Opera Studio in London and continues her studies with Professor Susan McCulloch. Awards include second prize in the prestigious Kathleen Ferrier Competition at the Wigmore Hall, the Royal Dublin Society €10,000 Bursary and the London Bach Singers Prize.
Recent performances include the role of Euridice in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice for Irish National Opera, Handel’s Messiah with the Irish Baroque Orchestra, the title role in a newly-devised work entitled Hazel: Made in Belfast at the Carnegie Hall, New York, the role of Mary in the world premiere of Mary Gordon with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra at the National Concert Hall, Dublin and the role of Belinda in Scottish Opera Connect’s production of Dido and Aeneas.
Sarah has appeared in productions for Welsh National Opera, Buxton Opera Festival, Diva Opera and Wexford Opera Festival and made her debut for Scottish Opera in the title role of Rodelinda. She performed for world-renowned tenor Placido Domingo when he was awarded the Freedom of the City of London and in 2015 she was one of the soloists in Canadian artist Janice Kerbel’s Turner Prize-nominated work ‘DOUG’ at the Tramway in Glasgow. She is also a keen recitalist and has appeared at prestigious recital venues including the National Concert Hall, Dublin, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London and Haus der Musik, Vienna.
Sarah will reprise the role of Euridice for Irish National Opera in February 2019 in a national tour of Ireland. Other future performances include Puccini’s Edgar with Scottish Opera, Mozart’s Requiem with the Harrogate Choral Society, Elgar’s The Spirit of England with the Leeds Philharmonic Chorus, Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem and Patterson’s Te Deum with the Waltham Singers and recitals with pianist Andrea Linsbauer in Austria and Ireland.