Soprano Sarah Minns started her operatic career at 18 years old playing the role of Verity in the world premiere of Jago by Mike Westbrook (broadcast on BBC Radio 3).
Sarah has worked with many of the national opera companies including Opera North, Opera Holland Park, Grange Park Opera,
Welsh National Opera.
Operatic roles include: Norina Don Pasquale, Adina E’lisir d’amore, Susanna The Marriage of Figaro, Musetta La Boheme, Vixen The Cunning Little Vixen, Carolina Il Matrimonio Segreto, Karolina The Two Widows, Frasquita Carmen, Gretel Hansel and Gretel, Miss Wordsworth Albert Herring, Despina Così fan tutte,
Bianca/Gabriella La Rondine.
New writing and contemporary opera projects include:
The title role of The Young Wife** by Katarzyna Brochocka,
Ulla Ulla’s Odyssey by Anthony Young,
Lou Salomé** Insomnia by Manfred Trojahn,
Martha The Choker (Tête à Tête),
One and the Crowd (Wept)… (Tête à Tête),
Violet The Invited (Grimeborn),
title role of Eleanor Vale (World Premiere by John Barber),
Sprite Fantastic Mr. Fox by Tobias Picker (Opera Holland Park),
Swan* Swanhunter by Jonathan Dove (Opera North).
Opera in development includes: Anon (Errolyn Wallen) for Welsh National Opera, Charlotte Unquiet (John Barber) for Company of Angels.
Opera on record includes: Flower girl/Forest creature The poisoned Kiss conducted by Richard Hickox for CHANDOS Records.
Sarah trained at the Royal Academy of Music and at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. During her time in Cardiff, Sarah held a vocal scholarship with the BBC and sang with Welsh National Youth Opera.
Sarah is highly regarded for her acting. As a student she was awarded the Redman Interpretation Prize. Other awards include the Peter Morris Scholarship for Sopranos, Aneurin Davies Memorial Prize, Dolan Evans Memorial Award & the Margaret Tann Williams Award.
Sarah is also a trained dancer. She currently studies ballet in London with Patrick Wood.
Her dance background has formed the basis of a strong interest in physical theatre, mime, clowning and puppetry.
Sarah is very experienced on the oratorio and concert platform. She enjoys singing a wide variety of repertoire.
She has performed as a soloist for the BBC, and has been guest soloist for a number of high profile corporate companies and charities.
Musetta, La Boheme
Guest Performer, Swan Hellenic
Ecuador, Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Panama, Costa Rica
Prom 68, Royal Albert Hall
Semiramide – Rossini
4 September 2016
Musetta, La Boheme
Cutty Sark, London
12 November 2016
Ulla, Ulla’s Odyssey
13 November 2016
Arts depot, London
19 February 2016
**One Woman Opera