Soprano Sarah Brady is one of the soloists in the opening concert, Floridante at this year’s Sligo Festival of Baroque Music. She is a final year student of the BA Vocal Studies degree at the Royal Irish Academy of Music studying with Mary Brennan and Dearbhla Collins.
Notable engagements include performing with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra for Carols in Kilkenny Castle 2014, Handel’s Messiah, Dixit Dominus and Vivaldi’s Gloria.
Operatic roles include Melpomene and Urania in Cousser’s The Universal Applause of Mount Parnassus in Dublin Castle with Ensemble Marsyas; Sicle from L’Ormindo by Francesco Cavalli; Nora from Riders to the Sea by Vaughan Williams and The Novice in Puccini’s Suor Angelica.
Sarah has been a multiple competition prizewinner in the Feis Ceoil, having won seven senior competitions over the last two years, including The Plunkett Greene Cup and The German Government Cup this year. She was also the winner of the Irené Sandford Bursary for Singers 2015.
Upcoming engagements include Dvorak’s Mass in D Major in Wexford in November and the role of Pamina in the RIAM’s production of Die Zauberflöte in January 2016.