PROM 77: September 9
Born in Yorkshire, Sarah Fox is one of the leading English sopranos of her generation. She was educated at Giggleswick School, London University and the Royal College of Music. A former winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Award and the John Christie Award, she is also an Honorary Fellow of Royal Holloway College, London University. She is equally at home in many musical genres including opera, folksong and musical theatre.
Roles at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden have included Micaela/Carmen, Asteria/Tamerlano, Zerlina/Don Giovanni and Woglinde/Der Ring des Nibelungen. Other highlights include Asteria in Munich and Barcelona (opposite Domingo); Zerlina at Glyndebourne and in Cincinnati; Woglinde for Salzburg & Aix-en-Provence Festivals; Susanna/Le Nozze di Figaro for Glyndebourne & The Royal Danish Opera; Ilia/Idomeneo with De Vlaamse Opera; and Mimi/La Boheme for Opera North.
Her prestigious concert career has taken her worldwide. Highlights have included engagements in Denver, Hong Kong, Minneapolis, New York, San Francisco, Tel Aviv and Tokyo as well as tours throughout the UK, Europe & Scandinavia. She has worked with many of the world’s leading orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Concerto Cologne, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Gulbenkian Orchestra, the Halle, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Oslo Philharmonic, the Philharmonia, San Francisco Symphony and the Vienna Tonklunster Orchestra with conductors including Elder, Litton, Maazel, Mackerras, Petrenko & Rattle. She has appeared several times at the BBC Proms, the Edinburgh Festival & the Three Choirs Festival and is a regular guest with the Classical Opera Company and at London’s Wigmore Hall. She is also a highly accomplished recitalist with a particular affinity for French Song.
She performs frequently with John Wilson and his Orchestra; she is a regular guest on BBC Radio 2’s “Friday Night is Music Night;” and has performed several concerts with Rufus Wainwright. She was a judge on the second series of BBC TV’s “The Choir : Sing While You Work” with Gareth Malone.
Her discography includes Aminta/Il re pastore (Classical Opera Company), Poulenc Songs (with Malcolm Martineau), The Cole Porter Songbook and Mahler’s 4th Symphony (Philharmonia/Mackerras) for Signum/Signum Classics; Mozart’s Requiem (London Mozart Players/Archer) for Convivium; Vaughan Williams’ 3rd Symphony (Halle/Elder) for the Halle label; Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem (Colorado Symphony Orchestra/Litton) and Poulenc Songs (with Graham Johnson) for Hyperion; Leighton’s 2nd Symphony (BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Hickox) for Chandos; “That’s Entertainment” (John Wilson Orchestra) for EMI classics; and “Cole Porter in Hollywood” (John Wilson Orchestra) for Warner Classics.