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Sarah Tynan


Sarah Tynan studied at the RNCM and the RAM where she was awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Excellence. She was nominated by the Evening Standard as one of the most influential artists in UK music

Previously for ENO: Eurydice Orpheus and Eurydice, Hanna Glawari The Merry Widow, Lucia Lucia di LammermoorRosina The Barber of SevillePartenope, Marzelline, Sharon Perfect American, Susanna, Sophie, Adina, Ilia, Zerlina, Tytania, Dalinda Ariodante, Woodbird, Iphis Jephtha, Romilda and Atalanta Xerxes, Constance Carmelites, Yum-Yum The Mikado, Gianetta Gondoliers.

Upcoming for ENO: The Magic Flute

Career Highlights

Notable engagements elsewhere: Ginevra Ariodante (Scottish Opera); Britten Les Illuminations (staged at Aldeburgh Festival); Merab Saul (Glyndebourne tour); Manon Lescaut Boulevard Solitude (WNO); Ruggiero Tancredi (Théâtre des Champs-Élysées); Cleopatra Giulio Cesare, Carrie Carousel (Opera North); Fiorilla Il turco in Italia (Garsington); Despina (Opera Holland Park); Hari in Dai Fujikura’s Solaris (Théâtre des ChampsÉlysées, Opéra de Lille, Opéra de Lausanne); Adina, Despina Cosi fan tutte (Opera Holland Park); Valencienne (Philharmonia); Susanna (Cincinnati); Dalinda (Oviedo); Iris Semele (La Monnaie); Servilia (OAE/Gardner, London/New York); Al gran sole carico d’amore (Salzburg Festival); Megan The Sacrifice (WNO); Sharon (Teatro Real, Madrid), Pat Nixon Nixon in China (Royal Danish Opera)

Recent concert appearances include: Semele (Handel & Haydn Society); Poulenc Stabat Mater (Ulster Orchestra); Woglinde Das Rheingold (Hallé); Tippett A Child of Our Time (BBCSO); Ryan Wigglesworth’s Augenlieder (CBSO); Haydn Creation (Handel & Haydn Society, Bergen Philharmonic, Garsington, Indianapolis Symphony); Handel’s Solomon (Gabrieli Consort); Unsuk Chin’s Kala (BBCSO); Carmina Burana (BBCNOW); Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 (Philharmonia, RSNO); Le carnaval de Venise (Le Concert Spirituel); Vaughan Williams’s Dona nobis pacem (Bergen Philharmonic); Viennese Gala (RSNO, Opera North) and appearances at BBC Proms.

Recordings: Elvira Italian Girl, Dew Fairy Hansel and Gretel, Barbarina, Constance (Chandos).

Forthcoming: Governess The Turn of the Screw (Opera North).

Last updated: 7th November 2023