Sally Matthews

Sally Matthews


Sally Matthews was the winner of the 1999 Kathleen Ferrier Award. She studied at the Guildhall after which she became a member of the Young Artists Programme at the ROH.

Opera engagements this season and beyond include: Governess The Turn of the Screw, Marschallin, Tatyana Eugene Onegin (La Monnaie)

Career Highlights

Recent/forthcoming concert performances include: Strauss Four Last Songs (Orchestre National de Metz); Orchestra Symphonique de la Monnaie); Brahms Requiem (Philharmonie Zuidnederland); Beethoven Symphony No. 9 (Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France); Mahler Symphony No. 4 (LPO/Robin Ticciati); recital with Simon Lepper (Wigmore Hall).

Recent highlights include: Rusalka (Glyndebourne, recently released on DVD; DSO Berlin, both under Ticciati); Wagner Wesendonck Lieder (BBC Philharmonic/Young); Barber Two Scenes from ‘Anthony and Cleopatra’ (Chicago SO/Mena); Schumann Das Paradies und die Peri (Cincinnati Symphony); recitals at Wigmore Hall, the Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam, and Carnegie Hall. She has appeared regularly throughout her career at leading European opera houses in roles including Jenufa, Daphne, Anne Truelove, Rusalka, Madeleine Capriccio, Fiordiligi, Donna Anna, Konstanze and Countess. She made her Salzburg Festival debut in 2016 singing Silvia in the première of Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, a role repeated in her debut at the Metropolitan Opera and at the ROH, where she has sung Fiordiligi; Sifare Mitridate, Anne Truelove and Blanche Dialogues des Carmélites. She recently made her role debut as Ellen Orford (Opera Queensland). She regularly sings with many leading orchestras and conductors. A regular at the BBC Proms, in 2021 she performed arias and duets from Hansel and Gretel and Fidelio (BBC Philharmonic/ Glassberg).

Last updated: 9th February 2022