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Wales: Sarah-Jane Davies

Soprano - born 1975

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competitor

Born and educated in Wales, Sarah-Jane Davies is a graduate of the RCM and now studies with Lillian Watson. She is a member of the ENO Young Singers Programme.

Past engagements include Pamina (The Magic Flute), Romilda (Xerxes), Angel (Jephtha), Crobyle (Thaïs) at the Barbican; Dunyasha (Prokofiev's War and Peace) for the BBC Proms, Albert Hall; all for ENO.

Other roles include Contessa (Le Nozze di Figaro) and Fiordiligi (Così fan Tutte) for Garsington; Agrippina, London Handel Festival; Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) and Miss Jessel (The Turn of the Screw) for the RCM; Contessa (Le Nozze di Figaro) for British Youth Opera at Queen Elizabeth Hall; Fiordiligi (Così fan Tutte) at Opera Holland Park.

Concerts include Mendelssohn's Elijah; Mozart's Exsultate Jubilate and Requiem; Handel's Messiah; Brahms's Requiem; Bach's Magnificat.

Sarah-Jane recently made her Edinburgh International Festival debut as 5th Maid Elektra. She recently recorded the role of Bellangère Ariane et Barbe-Bleue for Telarc.

Her many prizes include 2003 London Young Welsh Singer of the Year and 2003 MOSCA Young Welsh Singer of the Year.

Current and future engagements include the Countess The Marriage of Figaro, Servilia La clemenza di Tito and Pamina The Magic Flute for ENO; Belinda Dido and Aeneas at the Edinburgh International Festival.

Interests include entertaining, cooking, cinema, theatre and travelling.

Repertoire details for Concert 3:

Concert 3 - Tuesday 12 June

  • Handel: L'amerò...È gelosia, quella tiranna (Serse)
  • R Strauss: Beim Schlafengehn (Vier Letzte Lieder)
  • Mozart: Ei parte senti...Per piéta ben mio (Così fan tutte)

With Orchestra of WNO conducted by Carlo Rizzi