Sarah Shine

Current as of July 2019

Irish soprano Sarah Shine graduated from the Royal Irish Academy of Music, where she studied with Veronica Dunne. Shortly thereafter, she was chosen as one of 40 finalists to compete at the Neue Stimmen International Singing Competition 2015 in Gütersloh, Germany. In December 2015, she was invited by Neue Stimmen and the Bertelsmann Foundation to perform a recital hosted by Renée Fleming in Washington D.C.

She was a young artist of the Academy at the Paris National Opera for the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons. In November 2017, she made her debut at the Opera Bastille as Leocadia in Reigen by Philippe Boesmans, conducted by Jean Deroyer. After a performance at Palais Garnier in July 2018, Sarah Shine was awarded the Siemens Opera Contest France. During the 2018/19 season, she participated in the concerts of the Academy at the Amphitheater Bastille and Palais Garnier and in spring 2019 performed the role of Adele in Die Fledermaus presented at the MC93 in Grenoble before a tour of several French cities.

During her studies, Sarah Shine made her operatic debut with some of Ireland’s leading opera companies. She appeared in Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny with Opera Theatre Company in June 2014 and in December 2015 made her Wide Open Opera debut in Brian Irvine’s The Oldest Woman in Limerick. Previous roles at the Royal Irish Academy of Music include the Young Vixen (The Cunning Little Vixen), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Filia (Jepthe), Cis (Albert Herring) and Clorinda (Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda).

She has performed in concert with the Philharmonic Radio Orchestra of Bucharest for the Beirut Chants Festival 2017. She also performed with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra (Ireland) and Ulster Orchestra (Ireland) on numerous occasions and made her debut with The Hibernian Orchestra Ireland as soloist for Górecki’s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs.

As a participant in the Young Singers Project, Sarah Shine sings the role of Angelika in Marius Felix Lange’s children’s opera Der Gesang der Zauberinsel at the 2019 Salzburg Festival.


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