Geneva-born light-lyric soprano Sarah Matousek posesses a versatile voice that allows her to explore a wide solo repertoire, from opera to chamber music, to oratorio. Her musical journey in the past few years was especially influenced by her special interest for the baroque and classical eras.

2023/2024 season will see Sarah in many different engagements, among which soloist with several roles in an adaptation of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s opera Platée, with orchestra Geneva Camerata (cond. David Greilsammer). For the production of Mozart’s Idomeneo at Grand Théâtre de Genève, Sarah will be singing exerpts from the role of Ilia during conferences for the audience. In concert, Sarah will sing soprano solo in Haydn’s Nelson Mass, with HEMGE choir. She will also sing soprano solo in Bach’s Johannespassion, under the baton of Ton Koopman.

Sarah’s past operatic engagements include roles such as Morgana (Alcina – Haendel) at Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg (cond. Attilio Cremonesi); soloist in Castor&&Pollux (new work based on Rameau’s opera) at Heidelberger Frühling Musikfestival ;  Belinda (Dido & Aeneas – Purcell) and Amore (L’incoronazione di Poppea – Monteverdi) with Ensemble OrQuesta in London. In 2022, Sarah sang several opera recitals for young audiences on the main stage at Opera de Lausanne.

In concert, Sarah’s past engagements include soprano solo parts in  J.S. Bach’s Matthauspassion at Dartington Festival (UK), in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (dir. Masaaki Suzuki) in Mainz (DE), in Haendel’s Messiah Lausanne Cathedral. In Geneva, she also sang soprano solo in Mondonville’s In Exitu Israel with le Motet de Genève, and in Vivaldi’s Gloria.

Sarah is also active in several chamber music projects with whom she performs on a regular basis : baroque music ensemble Ante Lucem, a duo with guitarist Francesco Rocco and a duo with pianist Naia-Louva Bousquet.

Sarah also performs in several ensembles among which Chœur de Chambre de Namur, under the baton of conductors such as Leonardo García Alarcón. She’s also been performing with other major ensemble such as Opéra de Lausanne choir, Grand Théâtre de Genève choir or Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne.

After a Bachelors and Masters degree at Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne (studying with Frédéric Gindraux),  Sarah went to London to pursue her training with several professors, among which Janice Chapman. In 2024 Sarah will be graduating from Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève with a Masters degree in Vocal Pedagogy, studying with Clémence Tilquin.

October 2023