French Soprano Sarah Aristidou has been hailed by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung as a „fantastic, very young“ artist with an „enchantingly thrilling ability to easily reach high notes“ and has been nominated in the Opernwelt season review 2016 as “most promising rising talent” by the Süddeutsche Zeitung (Egbert Tholl). Sarah Aristidou is a member of the International Opera Studio at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin for the seasons 2017/18 and 2018/19 including new productions on the main stage, amongst others in Hänsel und Gretel.

The season 2016-17 covers her professional debut in the main role of Eurydice in Offenbach’s Orphée aux Enfers with the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire conducted by Laurent Campellone at the Angers-Nantes Opéra. Further engagements lead her to venues such Konzerthaus Berlin for recitals, or Philharmonie Köln for a world creation by Manfred Trohjan with the Ensemble Modern Orchestra conducted by Duncan Ward.

While still a student Sarah Aristidou debuted in 2015-16 as Philidel in Purcell’s King Arthur conducted by Paul Goodwin and Frasquita in Bizet’s Carmen conducted by Karsten Januschke at Prinzregententheater Munich, both with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester. In June 2016 she impressed public and media alike as Franziska in Die Arabische Nacht by Christian Jost with the Orchester des Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz Munich conducted by Eva Pons, directed by Balázs Kovalik. Her performed repertoire also includes Blonde in Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Mademoiselle Silberklang in Mozart’s Der Schauspieldirektor, Emilie in Ernst Toch’s Egon und Emilie as well as Lisette in Hervé’s Le petit Faust (Dr. Faust Jun) with the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz Munich.

Her classical Lied recitals are accompanied by renowned pianists like Axel Bauni, Gerold Huber, Siegfried Mauser and Jan-Philip Schulze. A passionate interpreter of contemporary music, Sarah Aristidou has created pieces of renowned composers such as Wolfgang Rihm, Aribert Reimann and Manfred Trojahn, amongst others at the festival Kissinger Sommer, Germany.

Sarah Aristidou started her singing career as a child in the prestigious choir Maîtrise de Radio France in Paris where she worked with conductors like Kurt Masur, Riccardo Muti, Myung-Whun Chung and Massimo Zanetti. She received her BA in musicology from the Sorbonne and a diploma in Music Theory from the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional in Paris, followed by another Bachelor of Arts at Berlin’s Universität der Künste in the class of Julie Kaufmann, where she simultaneously specialized in the art of Lied with Axel Bauni and Eric Schneider. She completed her MA studies at the Theaterakademie August Everding and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich with Christiane Iven. Master Classes by Francisco Araiza, Brigitte Fassbaender, Abbie Furmansky, Patricia McCaffrey, Rudolf Piernay, Deborah Polaski, Neil Shicoff, Roman Trekel and the intensive work with Gudrun Ayasse polished her vocal path.

Sarah Aristidou is recipient of scholarships of the Rotary Club in Berlin, the Paul-Hindemith-Gesellschaft Berlin, the Christl und Klaus Haack Stiftung, the Freunde des Nationaltheaters München as well as the Alfred-Toepfer Stiftung.