Sarah Anne Champion
Winner of the Flora Nielsen Prize for French Song, mezzo-soprano Sarah Anne Champion is an established performer of Opera, Oratorio, Recital and Consort Singing. Sarah Anne began singing with the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain in 2003, as an undergraduate she read Music at Durham University before going on to the University of Cambridge to train as a Secondary School Music Teacher. After working in Oxford for five years she moved to begin her singing career in London where she then completed her Masters, with distinction, at the Royal Academy of Music.
On the operatic stage her recent roles include Julia Bertram ~ Mansfield Park (Waterperry Opera Festival), which after sell out audiences and five star reviews had been revived for a third season and is set to tour in England this summer. Second Witch ~ Dido and Aeneas (The Vache Baroque Festival), Dorabella ~ Così fan tutte (London Young Sinfonia) and Cherubino ~ The Marriage of Figaro (St Peter's College Opera).
As a consort singer Sarah Anne regularly performs with The Fieri Consort and The Marian Consort including performances for the BBC Proms, appearing live on Radio 3's In Tune and at The Wigmore Hall.
During her time at the Academy Sarah Anne successfully competed in the Elena Gerhardt Lieder Prize, gaining a commendation, was 'Highly Commended' for her performance in the Major Van Someren-Godfrey Vocal Prize for English Song and was ‘Very Highly Commend’ for her performance in the Historic Women Composer Prize. It was here that she realised her love of Art Song and storytelling.