Sara Moreira Marques

Sara Moreira Marques

Lyric Coloratura Soprano

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2015Puccini: Suor AngelicaSister Genovieffa
2014Handel: Amadigi di GaulaMelissa
2014Handel: Amadigi di GaulaOrgando
2011Mozart: Cosi fan tutteDespina

Bio

Sara Moreira Marques began her music studies when she was six, at the Conservatório de Música Calouste Gulbenkian in Braga, Portugal. There, in 2005, she began her Voice studies in Maria José Ribeiro de Carvalho's class. In 2008, she completed the Music Theory course receiving the school's Artistic and Academic Merit Awards.In 2008 she was admitted to University at the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa (ESML), where she completed in 2011 her Bachelor Degree in Classical Voice, in Luís Madureira's class.During the 2011/2012 academic year, she was involved in the debut of the Opera Studio of ESML, developing the role of Amore/Erasto in a production of Gluck’s Paride ed Elena with vocal director Nicholas McNair, musical director Pedro Castro and stage director Clara Andermatt.She moved to the Netherlands in 2012 and was invited to join Meesters en Gezellen, an ensemble project where a group of talented young singers develop a full chamber choir concert programme, coached by Geert Berghs and masters from the Nederlands Kamerkoor and Capella Amsterdam, under the direction of Kaspars Putnins. She started her Masters in Classical Voice at Codarts Rotterdam the next year.In the summers of 2013 and 2014 she was a Scholar in the Zêzere Arts Festival in Portugal, an intensive performance course where she was involved in opera performances, art song and oratorio concerts and gala recitals.In 2015 she concluded her Masters Degree in Classical Voice at Codarts Rotterdam, in Roberta Alexander’s class and was immediately after involved in the 2015 edition of the NJO Muziekzomer, the Summer Festival of the Dutch Ensemble and Orchestra Academy.Her profound interest in new music is recognizable on her Chamber Music projects: SaraS duo with the saxophonist Sarah Wünsche and her duo with the percussionist Renato Penêda; and on her work with AKOM ensemble, a young and dynamic project specialized in Contemporary Classical Music she frequently collaborates with.Sara is a member of the Zed Chamber Choir, a new vocal ensemble that had its debut concert in February 2016 and she performs often as a soloist with choirs in a broad repertoire that expands from early Baroque to contemporary music and other styles such as folk / traditional music and jazz / light music arrangements.
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Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Puccini: Suor Angelica Sister Genovieffa 1 week 2015
Handel: Amadigi di Gaula Melissa 1 week Codarts Opera Lab 2014
Handel: Amadigi di Gaula Orgando 1 week Codarts Opera Lab 2014
Mozart: Cosi fan tutte Despina 1 week Opera Class of ESML 2011