At the 2019 BBC Proms Markus Stenz conducts BBC NOW in Strauss, Brostroem & Brahms, Sunnyboy Dladla sings Mozart Requiem with BBC NOW with Natalie Stutzman, Hilary Summers sings Beethoven Symphony...MORE
Sally Matthews returns to Munich in November to reprise her highly successful Jenůfa at the Bayerische Staatsoper, alongside Karita Mattila as Kostelnička. Other highlights this season include the title role...MORE
Live performance with BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Ben Gernon. October 2019. By kind permission of BBC Radio 3
Live performance with BBC Philharmonic, conductor Simone Young. November 2019. By kind permission of BBC Radio 3.
Recital at La Monnaie, Brussels with Simon Lepper, piano, 2017
“Sally Matthews has matured impressively over the last decade.. accruing both power and focus without loss of shine or flexibility. Singing what I believe is her first Rusalka, she gave her all …”
Sally Matthews was the winner of the 1999 Kathleen Ferrier Award. She studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, after which she became a member of the Royal Opera, Covent Garden Young Artists Programme.
- Title role Jenufa; Countess Capriccio; Title role Daphne; The Governess The Turn of the Screw; Marschallin Der Rosenkavalier; Tatyana Evgeny Onegin – La Monnaie, Brussels
- Anne Trulove The Rake’s Progress; Blanche Les Dialogues des Carmélites – Royal Opera, Covent Garden
- Title role Janacek Jenufa; Blanche Les Dialogues des Carmélites – Bayerische Staatsoper
- Berg Seven Early Songs – Robin Ticciati; Schumann Paradies und die Peri – Sir Simon Rattle
- Barber Two Scenes from Anthony and Cleopatra – Juanjo Mena – Chicago Symphony Orchestra
- Title role Rusalka; Countess Le Nozze di Figaro – Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Opera engagements this season and beyond include Governess The Turn of the Screw, Marschallin Der Rosenkavalier and Tatyana Evgeny Onegin for La Monnaie; and the title role in Cunning Little Vixen for ENO. Recent and forthcoming concert performances include Strauss Four Last Songs with the Orchestre National de Metz and Marzena Diakun, and with L’Orchestra Symphonique de la Monnaie and Alain Altinoglu; Brahms Requiem with Philharmonie Zuidnederland and Duncan Ward; Beethoven Ninth Symphony with Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France conducted by Mikko Franck; and Mahler Symphony no. 4 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Robin Ticciati, for the Glyndebourne Festival. She will return to London’s Wigmore Hall for a recital with pianist Simon Lepper.
Recent highlights include Rusalka for Glyndebourne Festival Opera (recently released on DVD) and with the DSO Berlin, both under Robin Ticciati; Wagner Wesendonck Lieder with BBC Philharmonic and Simone Young; Barber Two Scenes from Anthony and Cleopatra for Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Juanjo Mena; and Schumann Das Paradies und die Peri with the Cincinnati Symphony. She has recently given recitals at Wigmore Hall, the Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam and Carnegie Hall, New York.
Sally has appeared regularly throughout her career at La Monnaie, Brussels, Dutch National Opera, Theater an der Wien, the Bayerischer Staatsoper and Glyndebourne Festival Opera in roles including Jenufa, Daphne, Anne Truelove, Rusalka, Madeleine Capriccio, Fiordiligi, Donna Anna, Konstanze and Countess. She made her Salzburg Festival debut in 2016 singing Silvia in the world première of Ades The Exterminating Angel, a role repeated in her debut at the Metropolitan Opera and at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden where other roles have included Fiordiligi Così fan tutte; Sifare Mitridate; Anne Truelove The Rake’s Progress and Blanche in Poulenc Les Dialogues des Carmélites. She recently made her role debut as Ellen Orford Peter Grimes for Opera Queensland.
She sings regularly with orchestras including the Philharmonia, London Symphony, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic and Bavarian Radio Symphony with conductors Antonio Pappano, Bernard Haitink, Sir Simon Rattle, and Daniel Harding. Her repertoire includes Mahler Symphonies No.2, 4 and 8, Strauss Vier letzte Lieder, Schumann Paradies und die Peri, Brahms Requiem, Messiaen Poèmes pour Mi, Mendelssohn Lobgesang and Berg Seven Early Songs. A regular at the BBC Proms, Sally gave the European premiere of Turnage Hibiki in 2017 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Kazushi Ono, and will sing arias and duets from Hansel & Gretel and Fidelio with the BBC Philharmonic conducted by Ben Glassberg at the 2021 Proms.This biography should not be edited without permission from Maxine Robertson Management.
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