British mezzo-soprano Sarah Pring made her Royal Opera debut in 1996 as Wellgunde (Götterdämmerung) and has since sung Madame Larina (Eugene Onegin), Lisa (Cyrano de Bergerac), Berta (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Annina (La traviata) and Xenia’s Nurse (Boris Godunov) for The Royal Opera. She also created the role of Mrs Grantham (Ludd and Isis) for the Royal Opera House’s Learning and Participation department. In the 2016/17 Season she returns to sing Annina, and in the 2017/18 Season she sings Giovanna (Rigoletto).
Pring studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio. She began her professional career at Glyndebourne, where her roles have included Innkeeper’s Wife (The Cunning Little Vixen). She has performed for companies including English National Opera, Grange Park Opera, Opera Holland Park, Opera North and Welsh National Opera, in such repertory as Alisa (Lucia di Lammermoor), La Marquise de Berkenfeld (La Fille du régiment), Mrs Alexander (Satyagraha), Marthe Schwertlein (Faust), Mother (Hänsel und Gretel), Mamma Lucia (Cavalleria rusticana), Marcellina (Le nozze di Figaro) and Mary (Der fliegende Holländer). International engagements include Madame Larina (Eugene Onegin) for Oper Stuttgart.
Pring is a professor of singing at the Birmingham Conservatoire and the GSMD.