Sarah Ampil is an award-winning operatic soprano, currently based in Sydney, Australia. In 2019, she makes her New Zealand debut performing Britten’s Les Illuminations with Napier Civic Choir & Hawkes Bay Orchestra.
In 2018, Sarah performed the role of Ginevra in the Apollo Opera Collective’s inaugural production of Ariodante, in conjunction with the Sydney Baroque Music Festival. She was also a featured singer in the Australian premiere of Miss Brill, presented by the Omega Ensemble at the Art Gallery of NSW as part of the AGNSW “Resonate” Series. Other operatic credits include Sandrina (La Finta Giardiniera, Operantics) and Micaëla (Carmen, Central Coast Opera).
A keen interpreter of oratorio, art song and concert repertoire, Sarah has been engaged as a featured artist with various ensembles, including the Central Coast Philharmonic, Leichhardt Espresso Chorus, Box Hill Chorale, and the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic, with whom she recently performed a program celebrating the works of Vivaldi alongside some of Australia’s leading early music specialists. She has also performed regularly with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, appearing in their popular Noel! Noel! Christmas series for several years, as well as their debut opera production of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo as part of Brisbane Festival, with additional performances in Sydney and Melbourne.
Sarah has been fortunate to work with several accomplished conductors, mentors and coaches through a variety of initiatives, including the WAAPA International Art Song Academy, the New Zealand Singing School and masterclasses with Renée Fleming and Jessica Pratt. She has previously won the Joan Sutherland Memorial Award at the Sydney Eisteddfod, and the Shoalhaven, Penrith and Northern Beaches Aria Championships across NSW, Australia. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Music from The University of New South Wales, and a Master of Music Studies (Performance) and Graduate Diploma in Music (Opera Performance) from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She is an alumna of the Pacific Opera Young Artists Program and the Lisa Gasteen National Opera School.