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Sarah Tynan

Sarah Tynan recently made a number of successful operatic débuts to critical acclaim: Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) at Cincinnati Opera under Sir Roger Norrington; Sophie in David McVicar's Der Rosenkavalier, Adina in Jonathan Miller's L'elisir d'amore and Ilia in Katie Mitchell's Idomeneo at English National Opera (ENO); Iris (Semele) at La Monnaie under Christophe Rousset; Servilia (La clemenza di Tito) in concerts with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Edward Gardner in London and New York; and a new production of Luigi Nono's Al gran sole carico d'amore at the Salzburg Festival under Ingo Metzmacher. In the UK, roles have included Melanto/Fortune (Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria) and Megan (James MacMillan's The Sacrifice) for Welsh National Opera (WNO); and Susanna, Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Tytania (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Waldvogel (Siegfried), Iphis (Jephtha), Atalanta (Xerxes), Sister Constance (Dialogues des Carmélites), Yum-Yum (The Mikado) and Gianetta (The Gondoliers) for ENO. She has also recorded a number of roles for Chandos Records.

Sarah studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music where she was awarded the Queen's Commendation for Excellence. She made her professional début as Iphis in Handel's Jephtha in the acclaimed WNO production. Subsequently invited to join the English National Opera Young Singers Programme, she went on to become an ENO Company Principal (2006/07).

On the concert platform Sarah recently returned to the BBC Proms with the BBC Philharmonic and Gianandrea Noseda, and other highlights include Unsuk Chin's Kala with the BBC Symphony Orchestra; Vaughan Williams's Dona Nobis Pacem with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Orff's Carmina Burana with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, both under Andrew Litton; Campra's Le Carnaval de Venice with Le Concert Spirituel and Hervé Niquet; Haydn's The Creation with the Indianapolis Symphony under Douglas Boyd; and Vaughan Williams's The Pilgrim's Progress with the Philharmonia Orchestra under Richard Hickox.

Future engagements include her first Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare) for Opera North; Bach's St Matthew Passion with the Academy of Ancient Music under Richard Egarr; and her house début at the Théatre des Champs-Elysées, Paris.