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Sarah Cambidge

SOPRANO

Canadian soprano Sarah Cambidge begins the 2023-2024 season with an important role and house debut as Isolde in Opéra de Rouen’s production of Tristan und Isolde. She will also be returning to Switzerland as Helmwige in Opernhaus Zürich’s production of Die Walküre. Recent additions to Sarah’s repertoire include covers of Madame Lidoine in Dialogues des Carmélites at The Metropolitan Opera, and the roles of the Kaiserin in Die Frau ohne Schatten, and Leonora in Fidelio at San Francisco Opera. This fall, she will be returning to San Francisco to cover the role of Elsa in Wagner’s Lohengrin.

 

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ms. Cambidge was preparing Aunt Lydia in A Handmaids Tale and Ghita in Zemlinsky's Der Zwerg for San Francisco Opera, and was set to make her Lyric Opera of Chicago debut as Ortlinde, while covering Sieglinde, in their 2020 cancelled Ring Cycle. In previous seasons, Sarah made her Metropolitan Opera debut as the Dama di Lady Macbeth in their 2019 production of Macbeth and covered the role of the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro. She also made her European debut as Chrysothemis in Richard Strauss’s Elektra at the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, her French debut as Sieglinde in Die Walküre at Opéra National de Bordeaux, and returned to San Francisco Opera for her role debut as the Foreign Princess in Rusalka.

 

During the 2017-2018 season, she appeared with San Francisco Opera performing the roles of Ortlinde and the 3rd Norn in Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, directed by Francesca Zambello and conducted by Donald Runnicles, the Soprano Angel in Jake Heggie’s It’s a Wonderful Life, and the Fourth Maid in Elektra, in addition to covering the roles of Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Chrysothemis in Elektra, and Freia in Das Rheingold. She also debuted the role of Amelia in Livermore Valley Opera’s production of Un ballo in maschera. Further concert appearances include the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915.

 

Ms. Cambidge is an alumna of the world-renowned San Francisco Opera Adler Fellowship, was a National Semifinalist at the 2015 Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition and was named the winner of the 2016 Denver Lyric Opera Guild competition. She obtained her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in music from the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music.

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