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Sarah Fox

Soprano

Biography

Sarah Fox in action.
Sarah Fox in Carmen, The Royal Opera © ROH/Catherine Ashmore, 2013

English soprano Sarah Fox made her Royal Opera debut in 2003 as Frantík (The Cunning Little Vixen). She has since returned to sing Woglinde and Woodbird (Der Ring des Nibelungen), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Lucy Lockit (The Beggar's Opera, Royal Opera in the Linbury Studio Theatre), Asteria (Tamerlano) and Micaëla (Carmen) for The Royal Opera.

Fox was born in Giggleswick, North Yorkshire, and studied Music at Royal Holloway, University of London, and singing at the Royal College of Music. She won the 1997 Kathleen Ferrier Award and the 2000 John Christie Award. She made her professional debut as Karolka (Jenůfa) at Glyndebourne Festival in 2000, also singing Zerlina with the company that season. Her repertory since has included Mimì and Musetta (La bohème) with Opera North, Servilia (La clemenza di Tito) with Welsh National Opera, Ilia (Idomeneo) with De Vlaamse Opera, Asteria with Bavarian State Opera and in Barcelona and Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) with Royal Danish Opera and at Glyndebourne. She has also appeared extensively in concert, in a diverse repertory that has included engagements with the John Wilson Orchestra and with Rufus Wainwright. She performs regularly at the BBC Proms and the Wigmore Hall.

Fox was awarded an honorary doctorate from Royal Holloway in 2012. Away from the opera house she loves cats, baking, sky-diving and watching snooker.

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