Sarah Brady


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Young Irish soprano Sarah Brady joined the ensemble at Staatsoper Hannover in the autumn 2020. Her repertoire in Hannover includes Fiordiligi/ Cosi fan tutte, Susanna/ Le nozze di Figaro, Bellezza in Händel's Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, Gretel/ Hänsel und Gretel, Gilda/ Rigoletto, Johanna Barker/ Sweeney Todd, Governess/ The Turn of the Screw and Helena/ A midsummer night's dream. She was nominated as "Upcoming Artist 2020" by Opernwelt. Her future guest appearences include Gretel with Nederlandse Reisopera and Fiordiligi with Irish National Opera.

In the 2019/2020 season Sarah Brady was a soloist at Theater Basel making her role debuts as Susanna/ Le Nozze di Figaro, Musetta/ La Bohème and Soprano 3 in Luigi Nono’s Al gran sole carico d’amore. For two seasons 2017-2019 she was a member of the opera studio at Theater Basel, where she performed the roles of Celia/ Lucio Silla, Clorinda/ La Cenerentola, 4.Magd/ Elektra, Soprano/Trio in Leonard Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti, Lilith in the world premiere of Dai Fujikura’s Der Goldkäfer, Cupid in Purcell’s King Arthur, Bubikopf in Ullmann’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis and Selene in Jommelli’s Didone abbandonata.

Her concert repertoire includes Bach’s Johannes-Passion, Mozart’s Requiem, Coronation Mass and Exsultate, jubilate, Haydn’s Die Schöpfung, Händel’s Messiah and Solomon, Beethoven’s and Schubert's Mass in C major, Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem and C.P.E.Bach’s Magnificat. She has performed with Netherlands Radio Philharmonic and the Netherlands Radio Choir, at the Wigmore Hall, in Ireland with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and the RTÉ National Concert Orchestra and in New York and Estonia for the Ireland US Council. She recorded her first CD with Strauss and Schumann songs with the pianist Stephen Delaney, released in 2021 by Prospero Classical.

Sarah Brady graduated from the Royal Irish Academy of Music in 2016. In student productions she performed Pamina/ Die Zauberflöte, Siobhan Cleary’s Vampirella and Sicle in Cavalli’s L'Ormindo. She won 3rd prize at the International Mozart Singing Competition 2017 in London as well as the Bernadette Greevy Award and the 2017 RDS Music Bursary.


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