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Sarah Tynan

Soprano

  • Sarah Tynan’s exceptional versatility and engaging stage presence have earned her a place in the league of elite British sopranos. She enjoys huge success in baroque, classical and contemporary repertoire, and appears regularly with leading orchestras and ensembles. Last season Tynan received rave reviews for her “mesmerising” Manon Lescaut in Henze’s Boulevard Solitude at Welsh National Opera, a role for which she recently received the Welsh Theatre Award for Best Female in an Opera Production.

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  • This season, Tynan sings Merab in the Glyndebourne on Tour production of Handel Saul throughout the UK and in Bucharest, and Ginevra in Handel Ariodante with Scottish Opera. Concert engagements include Messiah with the Ulster Orchestra and Gabrieli Consort, Tippett A Child of Our Time and Orff Carmina Burana with the BBC Symphony, Brahms Requiem with the Bournemouth Symphony and London Philharmonic, Mahler Symphony No. 4 with the City of Birmingham Symphony, and Ännchen Der Freischütz with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. She will also participate in staged productions of Britten Les Illuminations at the Aldeburgh Festival, and Haydn The Creation for Garsington Opera.


    Recent operatic highlights include the world premiere of Dai Fujikura’s Solaris at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Opéra de Lille and Opéra de Lausanne; both Romilda Xerxes and Marzelline in Calixto Bieito’s production of Fidelio at English National Opera, Cleopatra Giulio Cesare and Carrie Pipperidge Carousel at Opera North, Sharon Disney in the world premiere of Philip Glass The Perfect American at Teatro Real, Madrid and ENO, Susanna Le nozze di Figaro at Cincinnati Opera, Iris Semele at La Monnaie, Dalinda Ariodante at Opera de Oviedo, Servilia La Clemenza di Tito with the OAE, and Luigi Nono’s Al gran sole carico d’amore at the Salzburg Festival. At the ENO, she has also sung lead roles including Adina Elixir of Love, Sophie Der Rosenkavalier, Ilia Idomeneo, Zerlina Don Giovanni, and Tytania A Midsummer Night's Dream.


    On the concert platform, Tynan recently made her Cincinnati Symphony debut in Carmina Burana, which she has also sung with the BBC Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and recorded with London Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also performed Haydn Creation with the London Symphony Orchestra, Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, and the Handel & Haydn Society, Boston (recording to be released in 2016); Mahler Symphony No.8 with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Philharmonia; Messiah with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Early Opera Company; Valencienne The Merry Widow with the Philharmonia, Handel Solomon with Gabrieli Consort and Campra Le Carnaval de Venise with Le Concert Spirituel. She has worked with distinguished conductors including Lorin Maazel, Sir Roger Norrington, Sir Andrew Davis, Gianandrea Noseda, Vladimir Jurowski, Ingo Metzmacher, Christophe Rousset, Thierry Fischer, Richard Hickox, Paul McCreesh, Edward Gardner, Jaap van Zweden, Jac van Steen, Ilan Volkov, Andrew Litton, John Wilson and Louis Langrée.


    Commanding the 20th century and contemporary repertoire with great authority, Tynan has recently sung Ryan Wigglesworth’s Augenlieder with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Dallapiccola’s Partita with BBC Philharmonic Orchestra at the BBC Proms, Toch Die Chinesische Flöte with the Continuum Ensemble; Unsuk Chin’s Kala with BBC Symphony Orchestra, Megan in James MacMillan’s The Sacrifice at Welsh National Opera, Monique in Elizabeth Maconchy’s The Sofa for Independent Opera and Pretty Polly in Birtwistle’s Punch and Judy at Casa de Musica.

    2015/16 season / 548 words. Not to be altered without permission.

Performances

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Season highlights

Merab Saul
Glyndebourne on Tour


Ginevra Ariodante
Scottish Opera


Ännchen Der Freischütz
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment


Haydn Creation
Mostly Mozart Festival, Lincoln Center


Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem
London Philharmonic Orchestra


Mahler Symphony No. 4
City of Birmingham Symphony


Britten Les Illuminations
Aldeburgh Festival


Tippett A Child of Our Time
BBC Symphony Orchestra

Opera repertoire

Beethoven
Marzelline Fidelio


Bernstein
Cunegonde Candide


Birtwistle
Pretty Polly Punch and Judy


Britten
Governess The Turn of the Screw
Tytania A Midsummer Night’s Dream 


Campra
Le Carnaval de Venise


Donizetti
Adina L’elisir d’amore
Title role Lucia di Lammermoor
Norina Don Pasquale 


Gilbert & Sullivan
Yum Yum Mikado
Elsie Maynard Yeoman of the Guard
Gianetta The Gondoliers
Mabel Pirates of Penzance


Glass
Sharon Disney The Perfect American 


Handel
Iphis Jephtha
Dalinda / Ginevra Ariodante
Atalanta / Romilda Xerxes
Title role / Iris Semele
Cleopatra Giulio Cesare
Merab Saul
Dorinda Orlando
Morgana Alcina 


Henze
Manon Boulevard Solitude 


Humperdinck
Gretel Hansel and Gretel 


Janáček
Vixen The Cunning Little Vixen


Lehar
Valencienne The Merry Widow


Macmillan
Megan The Sacrifice


Maconchy
Monique The Sofa 


Monteverdi
Melanto / Fortune Il ritorno di Ulisse in patria
Title role / Drusilla L’incoronazione di Poppea


Mozart
Susanna Le nozze di Figaro
Ilia Idomeneo
Servilia La clemenza di Tito
Zerlina Don Giovanni
Despina Così fan tutte
Pamina Die Zauberflöte
Donna Elvira Don Giovanni*


Nono
Al gran sole carico d’amore


Poulenc
Constance Dialogues des Carmélites


Puccini
Musetta La bohème
Lauretta Gianni Schicchi 


Purcell
Belinda Dido and Aeneas 


Ravel
Feu/Rossignol L'enfant et les Sortilèges


Rossini
Elvira L'Italiana in Algeri
Fiorilla Il Turco in Italia
Rosina Il barbiere di Siviglia*
Roggiero Tancredi 


Saariaho
Clémence L'amour de loin 


Strauss, J.
Adele Die Fledermaus 


Strauss, R.
Sophie Der Rosenkavalier


Stravinsky
Anne Trulove The Rake's Progress


Tippett
Bella Midsummer Marriage


von Weber
Annchen Der Freischutz


Weill
Rose Maurrant Street Scene 


*in preparation

Concert repertoire

Bach
St John Passion
St Matthew Passion*
Magnificat


Beethoven
Mass in C
Symphony No.9


Berg
Lulu Suite


Berlioz
Les nuits d’été
Voix Céleste La Damnation de Faust


Brahms
Ein Deutsches Requiem


Britten
Les Illuminations


Dallapiccola
Partita


Fauré
Requiem


Handel
Messiah
Jephtha
Dixit Dominus
Acis and Galatea
Saul
Solomon 


Haydn
The Creation
Nelson Mass
Stabat Mater


Mahler
Symphony No. 2
Symphony No. 4
Symphony No. 8


Mendelssohn
Elijah
A Midsummer Night's Dream 


Mozart
Requiem
Mass in C Minor
Exsultate Jubilate
Concert Arias


Orff
Carmina Burana


Poulenc
Gloria


Rutter
Requiem


Saariaho
Emilie Suite


Tippett
A Child of Our Time


Vaughan Williams
Serenade to Music
Donna nobis pacem 


Vivaldi
Gloria


Wigglesworth, R
Augenlieder 


*in preparation 

Sarah Tynan’s Ginevra is dignified and ardent, her voice luminous and agile.

Guardian

It was hard to tear one’s eyes from Tynan, who fearlessly attacked her role. And it says a lot that, throughout her physical exertions, her voice retained its jewel-like brilliance.

Financial Times

Tynan’s Cleopatra delivers some of the finest, most tasteful baroque singing you will hear anywhere.

Guardian

Intermusica represents Sarah Tynan worldwide

Julia Maynard
Director / Head of Vocal & Opera
+44 20 7608 9902
jmaynard@intermusica.co.uk

Catherine Chan-Murphy
Artist Manager
+44 20 7608 9903
cchan-murphy@intermusica.co.uk

Martha Hartman
Assistant Artist Manager
+44 20 7608 9921
mhartman@intermusica.co.uk

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Chansonnier

HK Gruber

Special projects

Charles Hazlewood

Counter-tenor

Tim Mead

Stage director

David Alden

Andreas Homoki

Piano accompanist

Roger Vignoles