“Soprano Sarah Templeton is a force of nature as Amelia…” -John Jane, Review Vancouver
Sarah Templeton is a Canadian soprano, newly based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Her recent portrayal of Amelia in Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera was reviewed as “…a force of nature,” displaying “both elegance and vulnerability” (Review Vancouver). Hilary Clark of Opera Canada noted, of that same performance: “Templeton has a remarkable timbre, able to control and modify it depending on the context and the dynamics required. Her top notes are flawless, and there is an enviable evenness throughout her entire dynamic range.” She has appeared as Chrysothemis in Elektra, Sieglinde in Die Walküre, Elisabeth in Tannhäuser, Amelia in Un ballo in maschera, Dido in Dido and Aeneas, Angelica in Suor Angelica, Gertrud in Hänsel und Gretel, Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte, Cio-cio San in Madama Butterfly, and the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors. Recent concert engagements include the Soprano 2 Soloist in Mahler's 8th Symphony with the Vancouver Bach Choir (of which Nicolas Krusek of Vanclassicalmusic.com wrote, “Sopranos Robyn Driedger-Klassen and Sarah Templeton merit special praise for making Mahler’s demanding vocal writing – with its many sustained high B-flats and Cs – sound effortless”), Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder under the baton of Leslie Dala, and Saint-Saëns’ Requiem with the West Coast Symphony. In the summer of 2016, she was awarded a prestigious Canada Council for the Arts Individual Grant for Professional Musicians, which she used to study the repertoire of Wagner in Germany.
Before dedicating herself to singing, Sarah trained as an actor at the prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City, and appeared in plays, musicals, and many television commercials. She has a Master’s of Music in Vocal Performance from Western University, London, Canada.