BIOGRAPHY

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). She is a member of the Liz Mohn Kultur-und Musikstiftung and the International Opera Studio at Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin since 2017, where she sings Papagena in „Die Zauberflöte“, Taumännchen in „Hänsel und Gretel“, Grande Prêtresse de Diane in “Hippolyte et Aricie“ and Die Junge Frau in Brass‘ “Sommertag“, amongst others.

She debuted as a professional singer in 2016 as Eurydice in Offenbach’s “Orphée aux Enfers” at the Angers-Nantes Opéra, where she returned to in 2017 for Damigella in Moshe Leiser & Patrice Caurier’s new production of “L’incoronazione di Poppea“. Further engagements lead her to venues such as the Berliner Philharmonie, Kölner Philharmonie, Konzerthaus Berlin, Herkulessaal München, Prinzregententheater München, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ Amsterdam.

Sarah Aristidou works with Daniel Barenboim, Sir Simon Rattle, Mariss Jansons, Matthias Pintscher, Duncan Ward, Robin Ticciati, amongst others, for the Symphonie Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Staatskapelle Berlin, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Freiburger Barockorchester, or the Ensemble Modern Frankfurt. She has created pieces of renowned composers including Wolfgang Rihm, Aribert Reimann and Manfred Trojahn; recently at the Bregenz Festival 2018 edition she created the role of Shoko in Thomas Larcher’s Jagdgewehr, in co-production with the Aldebourgh Festival. Her classical Lied recitals are accompanied by renowned pianists like Axel Bauni, Gerold Huber, Siegfried Mauser and Jan-Philip Schulze.

Sarah Aristidou started her musical education as a child in the choir Maîtrise de Radio France in Paris, received a bachelor in musicology (Université Paris-Sorbonne) and a diploma in Music Theory (Conservatoire de Paris), followed by her singing studies at the Universität der Künste Berlin and Theaterakademie August Everding. She 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.