French-Cypriot soprano Sarah Aristidou is fast making a name for herself on the opera stage as well as in concert, having worked with conductors including Daniel Barenboim, François-Xavier Roth, Trevor Pinnock and Sir Simon Rattle.
A member of the Studio at Staatsoper Unter Den Linden through the 2018/19 season, Sarah has performed at Angers Nantes Opéra (Eurydice Orphée aux enfers, L’incoronazione di Poppea), Oper Köln (Maima Barkouf), at the Bregenzer Festspiele and Aldeburgh Festival (both as Shoko in Thomas Larcher’s Das Jagdgewehr). Other collaborations have included performances with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Classical Opera, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks to name a few. She has since twice been nominated as “Best Newcomer” in the Opernwelt Yearly Reviews for her interpretations of Franziska in Christian Jost’s Die arabische Nacht (2016) and as Soprano Coloratura in Claude Vivier ’s Kopernikus (2019).
Compositions specially written for Sarah Aristidou include Aribert Reimann’s Cinq fragments lyriques (performed at Berliner Philharmonie with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Robin Ticciati) and Jörg Widmann’s Labyrinth IV (premiered by the Boulez Ensemble, conducted by Daniel Barenboim). In July 2020Sarah participated in Daniel Barenboim’s & Emmanuel Pahud’s Festival of New Music at the Boulez Saal in Irini Amargianaki’s Eumeniden.
The 2020/21 season sees Sarah singing a role debut as Zerbinetta Ariadne auf Naxos, Ismene Mitridate and the title role in Lucia Ronchetti’s Pinocchio at the Staatsoper Unter Den Linden, as well as Ismene on tour with Marc Minkowski/Les Musiciens du Louvre. Other engagements include concerts at the Boulez Saal, Konzerthaus Berlin and her début at the Heidelberger Frühling.