Brisbane soprano Sarah Crane is the winner of several prestigious competitions, including Opera Foundation Australia’s German and Metropolitan Opera Awards. Sarah has worked extensively in Europe with engagements at Cologne Opera, Opéra National du Rhin–Strasbourg, Basel Opera, Freiburg Opera as well as Opera Australia, Opera Queensland, Opera Victoria and South Australian Opera.
Operatic repertoire includes Hansel and Gretel, The Rape of Lucretia, Die Zauberflöte, Ariodante, Der Vampyr, Fidelio, Marcello’s Arianna, Carmen, Hyperion, Romeo et Juliette, Le nozze di Figaro, The Merry Widow, The Love of the Nightingale, Rusalka, Alcina, Werther, Orlando and The Perfect American. Concert engagements include Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mozart Requiem, Handel’s Messiah for The Queensland Orchestra and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Martin’s Maria-Triptychon as well as the Stabat Mater by Szymanowski with the Philharmonic Orchestra Freiburg.
Sarah is now a Vocal Lecturer at The University of Queensland where she also lectures in German and French Lyric Diction and Stagecraft. Sarah’s recent performances include Mozart Airborne – a collaboration with Opera Q and Expressions Dance Company, Opera at Jimbour for The Brisbane Music Festival and Opera Queensland, Handel’s Israel in Egypt as well as Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem with The Brisbane Chorale. Sarah frequently presents Vocal Masterclasses to Secondary School Music programs, is highly regarded as an adjudicator of Vocal Competitions around the State and also maintains a busy private teaching studio.