BIOGRAPHY

Sarah Dufresne

Raised in beautiful Niagara Falls, Canadian soprano Sarah Dufresne is known for her clarity of tone, rapid coloratura, and diverse repertoire.

This season marked Sarah’s final year as an artist in the Royal Opera House’s Jette Parker Program, where she appeared on stage at Covent Garden in Bizet’s Carmen (Frasquita), Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore (Giannetta), and Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel (Dew Fairy), as well as various cover assignments. The summer of 2023 saw Sarah’s debut with Orchestre symphonique de Montréal for Orff’s Carmina Burana with Rafael Payare. Sarah also made debuts with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Toledo Symphony Orchestra and The Mozartists, where she was one of their 2023/2024 Associate Artists.

During the 2022/2023 season, Sarah debuted on the stage of Covent Garden to great acclaim in credits including Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), Lucia (The Rape of Lucretia), Der Hirt (Tannhäuser), Voce dal Cielo (Don Carlo), Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro), and Tusnelda (Arminio). Sarah has had the great pleasure of working under the batons of Antonio Pappano, Joana Mallwitz, Bertrand de Billy, Maxim Emelyanychev, and Sebastian Weigle, and under the direction of Sir David McVicar, Oliver Mears, and Tim Albery.