Sarah Defrise

Belgian soprano Sarah Defrise has quickly established herself as one of the most fascinating young vocal artists enjoying close working relationships with a wide range of contemporary composers. A polymorphic artist, she is at ease in Lied, opera as well as contemporary performances including solo stand-up shows. She featured as a soloist on stages such as the Berlin Staatsoper, the Grand Théâtre de Genève, MÜPA in Budapest, NOF in Fribourg, the Opéra royal de Wallonie in Liège and la Monnaie / De Munt in Brussels. Composers Peter Eötvös and Jean-Luc Fafchamps have conceived roles specifically for her.
Sarah Defrise holds a Master in Music from the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel and a PhD in the Arts from the Vrije Universitijt Brussel. She won several international prizes and scholarships.

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Sarah Defrise - Sarah Defrise sings For Cathy - A Capella Album – A Tribute to Cathy Berberian (CD)
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Belgian soprano Sarah Defrise dedicates her first new music album to the American mezzo-soprano Cathy Berberian, featuring exclusively a capella pieces which were written for Berberian by some of the most prominent composers of her time.

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