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Sarah Fox

Soprano

Biography

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

British soprano Sarah Fox sings Micaëla (Carmen) with The Royal Opera in the 2013/14 Season. Her previous roles with the Company include Asteria (Tamerlano), Lucy Lockit (The Beggar's Opera, Royal Opera in the Linbury Studio Theatre) and Zerlina (Don Giovanni). She created the roles of Woglinde and Woodbird in Keith Warner's production of Der Ring des Nibelungen in 2005, reprising Woglinde in the 2007 revival of the production.

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 (Jenufa) 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 Barcelona and Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) with Royal Danish Opera and at Glyndebourne. She has also appeared extensively in concert, enjoying a diverse repertory that has included engagements with the John Wilson Orchestra and with Rufus Wainwright. She performs regularly at the BBC Proms and at 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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