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SARAH
TYNAN
Biog Picture
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GS 1622
CAMPRA, A.
Carnaval de Venise (Le) (Niquet)
SIG 239
An Irish Songbook
CHAN 3134M
Poulenc
The Carmelites
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BIOGRAPHY

Born in London, the soprano Sarah Tynan studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and Royal Academy of Music. At English National Opera, where she was a Company Principal till 2007, she has sung, among others, Tytania (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Susanna (The Marriage of Figaro), Woodbird (Siegfried), Iphis (Jephtha), Dalinda (Ariodante), Atalanta (Xerxes), Sister Constance (The Carmelites), Yum-Yum (The Mikado), Gianetta (The Gondoliers), Bella (The Midsummer Marriage), Pretty Polly (Punch and Judy), Governess (The Turn of the Screw), and Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier). Her roles at Welsh National Opera have included Iphis, Melanto and Fortune (both in Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria), and Megan (James MacMillan’s The Sacrifice). She has further sung Susanna at Cincinnati Opera, Iris (Semele) at Théâtre royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, and Dalinda at Opera de Oviedo. In concert she has performed Messiah with the Hallé Orchestra and Servilia (La clemenza di Tito) with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment under Edward Gardner in London and New York; in her debut at the Salzburg Festival she was a soloist inNono’s Al gran sole carico d’amore. For Chandos Sarah Tynan has recorded the Dew Fairy (Hansel and Gretel), Barbarina (The Marriage of Figaro), Sister Constance (The Carmelites), Second Woman (Dido and Aeneas) and Monique (Maconchy’s The Sofa).

 

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CHAN 0757
Purcell
Dido and Aeneas

“The care and love that has gone into this recording shines out from the very first notes.” “… All the cast, ...

CHAN 10508
Maconchy
The Sofa/ The Departure

"...Both operas receive performances that any composer would die for. The casts are first-rate, and the orchestra is ex...

CHAN 10572
MacMillan
The Sacrifice

…”The chorus, which plays a major part in the sacrifice, is one of the great glories of this performance. The WNO Chorus,...

CHAN 3113
Mozart
The Marriage of Figaro

'Even those who normally resist opera in translation should try it: Jeremy Sams's lively translation is so refreshing in the contex...
CHAN 3134
Poulenc
The Carmelites

Catrin Wyn-Davies acted Blanche most affectingly, unfailingly catching the contrasting facets of the character....
CHAN 3143
Humperdinck
Hansel & Gretel

Drawing on her long CV of menacing roles, Henschel’s witch was the complete package… only the hardened purists could have resisted he...
CHAN 3160
Rossini
The Italian Girl in Algiers (Highlights)

“… there’s much to admire in David Parry’s translation here, and the performance of ...

SIG 239
An Irish Songbook

"...A most distinctive disc, well recorded, and well worth investigating."

Edward Greenfield - Gramophone - September 2011