Sarah Gabriel

Described by Le Monde ‘as fine an actor as she is a singer’ and praised by The Guardian for her ‘springwater vocals’, soprano Sarah Gabriel made her USA debut as Lucy Lockit (Britten’s The Beggar’s Opera) conducted by Lorin Maazel, and her European debut as Eliza Doolittle in Robert Carsen’s triumphant production of My Fair Lady at Théâtre du Châtelet. Having sung opera, recitals, and concerts of music spanning 500 years, she is increasingly recognised for creating work with artists of all disciplines, such as world premieres with Rambert Dance Company, the Air Loom album and national tour with the composer and multi-instrumentalist Sarah Angliss, live vocal improvisation to The Passion of Joan of Arc with pianist Joanna MacGregor and jazz ensemble, and the soundtrack for Romola Garai’s directorial debut, Amulet. Recent concerts include the 100-year anniversary performances of Walton’s Façade with the Berkeley Ensemble and the world premiere of Gavin Bryars’ new suite from Dr. Ox’s Experiment for his 80th birthday concert at the Barbican. Sarah’s solo shows include Lucrezia’s Last Breath (inspired by Handel’s La Lucrezia) and Dorothy Parker Takes a Trip (Oxford Playhouse; UK tour). She has broadcast on BBC Radio 2, 3, and 4, 6, NPR, RTE, Radio France and France Musique.

As an actor, films include Brigitte Rouan’s Tu honoreras ta mère et ta mère and the lockdown short, Our Love is Here to Stay, directed by Michael Hoffman. Commissions as a writer include Beethoveniana for BBC Proms, plays for Aldeburgh and Dartington festivals, and scripts for (as well as performing on) Call Jonathan Pie (BBC Radio 4). Her first screenplay is in development with Altitude films. Performance projects for 2024 include Poulenc La Voix Humaine for Florian Mitrea’s Hoinar Festival in Romania), Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire and a new show for The Blue Hour, her Weimar Berlin cabaret, described by The Guardian as ‘magic of the highest order… absolute sorcery’.

Sarah Gabriel Headshot Photo Kate Mount