Canadian Soprano Sarah Parkin (she/her) specialises in new music and contemporary opera. Most recently, she reprised her original roles (Beira/Edinburgh) in Alastair White’s ‘Robe’ for CD release in 2020, funded by Help Musicians UK on the Metier label.
Performances include Catherine Kontz: A Certain Sense of Order (tick tock opera tour in UK/Luxembourg), Harvey Brough: The Hive (Angel Fields Festival, Liverpool); Saariaho: From the Grammar of Dreams (impuls Festival, Graz) and originating roles in ‘Wear’ and ‘Robe’ with UU Productions (for Tête-à-Tête). She is an experienced deviser of new, immersive pieces and regularly incorporates physical theatre practices into her work. Sarah has collaborated with new music company Hanbury & Groves, developing electronic and contemporary opera (Rough for Opera, Helios Collective); and has appeared with the 10/10 Ensemble (Royal Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool), as well as in the Left Bank Opera Festival (Leeds), the Grimeborn Festival (Arcola Theatre, London), the Polyphonic Poetry Festival (Cambridge) and a moving sound installation at London Cavalcade. Sarah collaborates with composers internationally, including Martyna Kosecka (Spectro Centre of New Music, Poland/Iran), Alastair White (London), Jack Sheen (Manchester), Robert Godman (Cambridge) and Amy Bryce (London/Germany).
In 2021, Sarah will create the soprano role in ‘A Kinder Society' - an immersive chamber opera by Amy Bryce – adapted for film and supported by an International Music Grant from the Stiftung Kunst und Musik für Dresden.