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Sarah Pring

Professorial Staff - Musical Theatre, Singing


Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Faculty of Music
King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
SE10 9JF

Email: s.pring@trinitylaban.ac.uk

Area of Work

Vocal Studies, Musical Theatre
Sarah Pring


Sarah Pring studied with Johanna Peters at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and at the National Opera Studio. She began her career at Glyndebourne, gaining the Sir John Christie Award and the Esso Touring Award for roles including Despina in Così fan tutte. Early success came with English National Opera with roles such as Norina in Don Pasquale, Nanetta in Falstaff and Princess Ida.

In a very busy career, she has sung alongside some the world’s finest singers, including at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in La traviata, Renėe Fleming, Angela Gheorghiu and Anna Netrebko, and with greats such as Placido Domingo, Dimitri Horostovsky and Jonas Kaufmann.

Having established herself successfully as a soprano, as her voice matured and she took the decision to alter the direction of her career by changing to mezzo repertoire, giving her experience in a huge range of roles. She has enjoyed success with most of the British national opera companies, as well as in Europe and beyond, notably with Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera, Opera North and Glyndebourne, as well as being a frequent visitor to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Abroad, she has performed in Amsterdam, Caen and as far afield as Singapore and Tokyo.

Sarah has been a professor of singing at the Guildhall School for 15 years, helping many students into the profession, where they have been performing with among others Scottish Opera, Opera North and Glyndebourne, and abroad in such cities as Berlin, Amsterdam and Paris. One recent notable student is the 2015 Gold Medal winner Jennifer Witton. She also delivers workshop/masterclasses on audition technique and presentation.

The three main influences on her teaching have been her work on bel canto with Suzanne Danco in Florence and the great Ileana Cotrubas in Nice; her challenge in changing from soprano to mezzo-soprano with all the technical, intellectual and emotional hurdles to overcome; the invaluable experience and knowledge gained by her current work in the profession.

Sarah’s goal is to impart a solid technical foundation, based on the principles of bel canto, firm support, and lyricism, to assist her students in long-term career success, as well as first-hand advice on how to manage themselves in all the different aspects of the profession.

Having worked with Musical Theatre students at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance for five years, Sarah is delighted to be teaching students on the BMus course.

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