About SARAH GABRIEL
Described by Le Monde as ‘As fine an actor as she is a singer,’ soprano Sarah Gabriel made her USA debut as Lucy Lockit (Britten The Beggar’s Opera) conducted by Lorin Maazel and her European debut as Eliza Doolittle in Robert Carsen’s triumphant production of My Fair Lady at Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, opposite Alex Jennings as Higgins.
Sarah has given recitals of music spanning 300 years at Wigmore Hall, Glyndebourne, Dartington and Cheltenham International Festivals and has broadcast for BBC2, BBC Radio 3 and 4, NPR (USA), RTÉ, France Musique, and Radio France. Her current exploration of Weimar Cabaret includes a recital with Joanna MacGregor at Dartington festival and Sarah also opened the new season of Club Inégales in London with Brecht songs in For Those That Come Later.
As a soloist with orchestra, she has performed the major oratorio repertoire, world premieres, operetta, musical theatre, and concert arias with ensembles including London Sinfonietta, Manchester Camerata, English Chamber Orchestra at venues including the Southbank Centre, Kings Place London, Edinburgh Festival Theatre, the Lowry Salford and Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.
Operatic roles include Elle (La Voix Humaine) for Cheltenham International Festival, Jerusha (The Intelligence Park by Gerald Barry with The Crash Ensemble, Dublin) Le Feu (L’enfant et les sortileges) Anne Trulove (The Rake’s Progress), The Governess (Britten The Turn of the Screw), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Morgana (Alcina) and Mandane (Hasse Artaserse).
Work with other disciplines includes the world premiere of Michael Daugherty’s Labyrinth of Love with Rambert Dance Company, several plays and her first feature film, Brigitte Rouan’s ‘Tu honoreras ta mère et ta mère’. Her play, A House on Middagh Street, commissioned by the Britten-Pears Foundation was premiered during the 2018 Aldeburgh Festival.
She has been a guest teacher at Royal Academy of Music, Drama Centre London, Dartington International Summer School and NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
Projects for the 2019/20 season include the new solo opera with Joseph Atkins The Trial of Artemisia, the new show Fly Me to the Moon celebrating the moon landing 50th anniversary with Lucy Hawking and Joseph Atkins, the revivals of her solo shows Lucretia’s Last Breath and Dorothy Parker Takes a Trip (Oxford Playhouse), appearing as the vocalist on Air Loom’s new album and national tour, and commissioning and singing The London Songbook (14 new songs by 14 composers).
2018/19/20 seasons include:
// Opening Club Inégales autumn season with songs by Brecht & Weill on 01.10.18
// Concerts include Mahler 4th Symphony, Haydn ‘The Creation’, Barber ‘Knoxville, Summer of 1915’
// Recitals with Joanna MacGregor, Stephen de Pledge, Gavin Roberts, Charlotte Forrest, Viv McLean
// Premiere of new work by Howard Goodall, soprano soloist, December 2019
// Concerts with composer and pianist Iain Farrington for his Mahler season at 1901 Arts Club, London
// Tour with composer Sarah Angliss & Air Loom, beginning at Kings Place, London on 31.03.19
// ‘Dorothy Parker Takes a Trip’ – solo play; revival at Oxford Playhouse, Presteigne Festival
// ‘A House on Middagh Street’ – play commissioned by the Britten-Pears Foundation; revival at Dartington International Festival, August 2019
Projects in development include:
// Fly Me to the Moon – with Lucy Hawking and Joseph Atkins; moon landing 50th anniversary
// Lucretia’s Last Breath – modern masque first performed at HandelHendrix in 2017
// The Trial of Artemisia – solo opera composed by Joseph Atkins
// The Manufacture of Cheap Mirrors – solo show created with Richard Williams
// Solo play written by Steven Lally and the third part of his London Trilogy
// Solo performance written by George Fu
// Giant – opera in collaboration with Sarah Angliss, Sarah Fahie, Ross Sutherland (Snape/Jerwood opera)
// New commissions for The London Songbook (fourteen new songs by fourteen composers inspired by the Great American Songbook)