BIO

BIO

Sara Braga Simões as Zerlina, Nicola Ebau as Don Giovanni, Jorge Martins as Masetto
in Mozart's Don Giovanni
Sara Braga Simões is a winner of several national and international prizes. International Reviews praise her impressive range and her outstanding performance.

She is a regular guest at São Carlos - the Lisbon Opera House - and all the main theatres, concert halls and music festivals in Portugal. She has also performed in the U.K., Spain, France, Andorra, Slovenia and Mozambique.

Sara’s operatic roles include Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Rita (Donizetti), Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel), The Governess (The Turn of the Screw), Despina (Così fan Tutte), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Rowan (Britten's The little Sweep), among many others.

Her concert performances include Händel’s Messiah, Poulenc’s Gloria, Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem, Des Knaben Wunderhorn, Berlioz’s Les Nuits d’étè and other works by Pergolesi, Vivaldi, Ravel, Dvořák, Berio, George Crumb, George Benjamin, Peter Maxwell Davies, among others.

She was chosen to sing the female leading role in the world première of seven XXI century operas and many works of renowned composers such as João Pedro Oliveira, Nuno Côrte-Real, Luís Tinoco and Aubert Lemeland.

She made her London debut with London Sinfonietta in the world premiere of Pedro Amaral’s Opera O Sonho [The Dream].

Her performances are regularly recorded by RTP (portuguese state television) and RDP (portuguese state radio). She recorded the complete works for voice and piano by Eurico Thomaz de Lima with the pianist Luís Pipa.

Sara has sung with conductors such as Lawrence Renes, Martin André, Stefan Asbury, Peter Rundell, Johannes Willig, Laurence Cummings, Marcos Magalhães, Marc Tardue, Pierre-Andre Valade, João PAulo Santos, among others.

She studied singing with Manuela Bigail, Rui Taveira and Peter Harrison. She followed her studies in London, with Susan McCulloch. Presently, she works with the renowed soprano Elisabete Matos.

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