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Sarah Defrise

Sarah Defrise

Belgian soprano Sarah Defrise made her operatic debut in 2014. She performed roles such as Cunegonde (Candide / Bernstein), Clorinda (La Cenerentola / Rossini), the Fairy (Cendrillon / Viardot), Nannetta (Falstaff / Verdi), Musetta (La Bohème / Puccini), Frau Silberklang (Der Schauspieldirektor, Mozart), and Tonina (Prima la musica e poi le parole, Salieri). In October 2017, she was the Young Revelation of the Gent Festival van Vlaanderen and sang with José Van Dam and the Flanders Symphonic Orchestra directed by Jan Latham-Koenig. Defrise was awarded the Best Performer 2018 prize at the Armel International Opera Competition.

Sarah Defrise holds a Master in Music and a PhD in the Arts. She actively participated in masterclasses with e.g. Mrs. Barbara Hendricks and Sir Thomas Allen. In September 2020, Defrise made her debut at La Monnaie/De Munt as the lead role in the premiere of Is this the end? by Jean-Luc Fafchamps. In November 2021, she will make her debut in Staatsoper Berlin in Sleepless, Peter Eötvös's new opera.

Programme

43. Kuhmo Church 21.00

W. A. Mozart (1756—1791):

Motet Ave verum corpus, K. 618 (1791)

Wed
21.7.

47. Kuhmo Church 21.30

Franz Schubert (1797—1828):

Auf dem Strom, D. 943 for soprano, French horn and piano (1828)

Thu
22.7.

49. Kuhmo Arts Centre 15.00

Bernhard Henrik Crusell (1775—1838):

From Ganges beauteous strands from opera The Little Slave Girl (1824)

Fri
23.7.

53. Kuhmo Arts Centre 15.00

Franz Schubert (1797—1828):

Heidenröslein, D. 257 for soprano and piano (1815)

Sat
24.7.

53. Kuhmo Arts Centre 15.00

Gabriel Fauré (1845—1924):

La roses d'Ispahan, Op. 39/4 for soprano and piano (1884)

Sat
24.7.

54. Kuhmo Church 18.00

Franz Schubert (1797—1828):

An die Sonne, D. 439 for mixed voices and piano (1816)

Sat
24.7.

55. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.30

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827):

Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 (1824; arr. for vocal quartet and chamber ensemble, Kuhmo premier)

Sat
24.7.