Musician of the Year 2022
Belgian Press Prize
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“Extraordinary, both in her vocal rendition and quasi-cinematographic performance” (Resmusica) “Sarah Defrise, for whom Peter Eötvös created [the role in] his opera Sleepless, excels as the Teenager, generating a multitude of sound characters: rage, resentment, incomprehension, intensity and truth: Her voice can convey it all.” (Opera Online).
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.
Last seasons, she made critically acclaimed debuts in Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Teatro Real Madrid, Grand Théâtre Genève or Müpa Budapest.
" Spectacular tops !
Stunning performer ! "
Tribune de Genève
" Sarah Defrise is phenomenal "
Sarah Defrise is exceptional, both in vocal performance and in her almost cinematic incarnation. The young Belgian soprano already noticed internationally, has a transcendent vocality and presence.
If vocal prowess and agility participated in the amazement of the audience, certain moments of pure lyricism revealed the immense sound palette of a magical voice full of panache.
" An infinite vocal palette "
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"A haunting virtuoso tribute to one of the greatest in her field. (...)
Defrise performs a wide repertoire, which makes this album all the more a real treasure trove. "
Field Notes Berlin
" The coloratura role superbly cast with Sarah Defrise "