President Sarah Walker C.B.E.
It Is With Great Pleasure That We Are Able To Announce
That Sarah Walker C.B.E Has Graciously Agreed To Be
Our President!
Welcome To The Family Sarah!
Formal Biography - long and thought by some (including Sarah) to be boring! 380 Words

Sarah WALKER C.B.E., F.R.C.M., F.G.S.M. is an artist of international standing both on the opera stage and on the
concert platform world-wide. Having initially studied violin at the Royal College of Music, London, she subsequently
began taking vocal lessons with the celebrated Hungarian teacher, Madame Vera Rozsa, with whom she built an
extraordinarily wide repertoire ranging from Bach and the Baroque to twentieth century composers, such as Berio,
Boulez, Cage, Henze, Ligeti, Copland and Ives, and is now commissioning new works from exciting, young, twenty-
first century composers.

Since her debut at Glyndebourne - as Diana/Giove in Cavalli’s La Calisto, she has sung in opera houses all over
the world including The Royal Opera House Covent Garden - where she made her debut as Charlotte in Massenet’s
Werther opposite Alfredo Kraus; The Metropolitan Opera New York - where she debuted as Micah in Handel’s
Samson with Jon Vickers in the title role; the Vienna Staatsoper, Le Châtelet in Paris, Geneva, Brussels, Hamburg,
Munich, Chicago, San Francisco, Lisbon, Madrid and many others. Among more than sixty roles in her repertoire
are Didon, Maria Stuarda, Fricka, Klytämnestra, Dorabella, Donna Elvira, Katisha, Mistress Quickly, numerous
Handel and Monteverdi heroines and the title role in Britten’s Gloriana, videoed for Virgin Classics. Recent
highlights included Pavarotti’s 60th birthday performances of Donizetti’s La Fille du Regiment at the Met, Peter
Grimes at La Scala and The Witch in Hänsel und Gretel for L'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome.

On the concert platform Miss Walker has worked with conductors such as Solti, Kleiber, Norrington, Masur, Rattle,
Eliot Gardiner, Muti, Harnoncourt, Mackerras, Rozdestvensky and Haitink. She was a memorable Britannia at the
Last Night of the Proms in the Royal Albert Hall, London, and took part in the performance of Beethoven’s 9th,
conducted by the late Leonard Bernstein in Berlin, given to celebrate the opening of the Berlin Wall at Christmas in
1989.

Sarah Walker, however, has perhaps achieved her greatest critical acclaim on the recital platform for her
interpretation of the Lied, Mélodie and Song repertoire. The overwhelming success of her Wigmore Hall debut
established her as a recitalist of supreme excellence and this is reflected in more than fifty recordings reflecting her
wide repertoire and artistry. She can now be seen and heard at
www.sarahwalker.com on a computer near you.

Sarah Walker was made a C.B.E in the 1991 Queen's Birthday Honours.


I am so thrilled to be able to
welcome Sarah to the Bahay ng
Pag-asa family not only as our
president, but also as our friend.

Sarah is a truly lovely lady as I
discovered when we had a meal
together in March to celebrate our
joint birthdays!
Life is full of strange coincidences
isn't it...

I can never forget to send her a
birthday card can I !
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