Born in London, the soprano Sarah Tynan studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and Royal Academy of Music. At English National Opera, where she was a Company Principal till 2007, she has sung, among others, Tytania (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Susanna (The Marriage of Figaro), Woodbird (Siegfried), Iphis (Jephtha), Dalinda (Ariodante), Atalanta (Xerxes), Sister Constance (The Carmelites), Yum-Yum (The Mikado), Gianetta (The Gondoliers), Bella (The Midsummer Marriage), Pretty Polly (Punch and Judy), Governess (The Turn of the Screw), and Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier). Her roles at Welsh National Opera have included Iphis, Melanto and Fortune (both in Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria), and Megan (James MacMillan’s The Sacrifice). She has further sung Susanna at Cincinnati Opera, Iris (Semele) at Théâtre royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, and Dalinda at Opera de Oviedo. In concert she has performed Messiah with the Hallé Orchestra and Servilia (La clemenza di Tito) with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment under Edward Gardner in London and New York; in her debut at the Salzburg Festival she was a soloist inNono’s Al gran sole carico d’amore. For Chandos Sarah Tynan has recorded the Dew Fairy (Hansel and Gretel), Barbarina (The Marriage of Figaro), Sister Constance (The Carmelites), Second Woman (Dido and Aeneas) and Monique (Maconchy’s The Sofa).