Soprano Sarah Parkin specialises in new music and contemporary opera. Recent performances include Catherine Kontz: A Certain Sense of Order (tick tock opera tour, UK/Luxembourg), Kaija Saariaho: From the Grammar of Dreams (impuls Festival, Graz), and originating roles in Wear and Robe with UU Productions (Tête-à-Tête, London). She is an experienced deviser of new, immersive pieces, and regularly incorporates physical theatre practices into her work. Sarah has appeared with the 10/10 Ensemble (Royal Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool), Left Bank Opera Festival (Leeds), Grimeborn Festival (Arcola Theatre, London), and Polyphonic Poetry Festival (Cambridge).
Upcoming projects include reprising her original roles (Beira/Edinburgh) in Alastair White’s Robe for CD release in 2020, and soprano solos for the concert premiere of Harvey Brough’s The Hive with the Liverpool Philharmonic. In 2021, Sarah will create the soprano role in A Kinder Society - an immersive chamber opera by Amy Bryce, supported by an International Music Grant from the Stiftung Kunst und Musik für Dresden.