Belgian soprano Sarah Helena Foubert was said to be “faultless in her role as Donna Anna, bringing strength, passion and vulnerability” (The Stuart Review) and “was able to combine a genuine sense of consumption with a radiant top to the voice as Mimi“ (Lark Reviews). In 2018 she will be performing the role of Madame Herz in the PopUp Opera production of Der Schauspieldirektor and will be giving recitals in the North West.
Sarah’s roles include Donna Anna (Don Giovanni, Opera Loki, 2017), Mimi (La Bohème, Barefoot Opera, 2017), Dew Fairy (Hansel and Gretel, Celebrate Voice, 2017), Rosita (A Husband at the Door, Manchester Opera Ensemble, 2016), Leatitia (The Old Maid and the Thief, Manchester Opera Ensemble, 2015) and Phémie (La Bohème, Iford Arts, 2017) where she was also part of the Iford Arts Young Artists Programme.
Sarah has performed in Mozart's Requiem and Exultate Jubilate with Sale Choral Society in the RNCM Concert Hall, and has sung excerpts from Rimsky-Korsakov's The Tsar's Bride for a pre-concert event at The Bridgewater Hall. She worked with Clonter Opera for the Clonter Musical Theatre Days, a scheme directed at bringing opera and musical theatre to children.
Born in Sint-Niklaas, Sarah studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp and the Royal Northern College of Music. Whilst at the RNCM, Sarah was a finalist in the Frederic Cox Award and performed several roles in the RNCM operas; Hanna (The Merry Widow, 2015), Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice, 2013) and Mrs. Fiorentino (Street Scene, 2015) all to critical acclaim, as well as performing in several of the RNCM's opera scenes.