ABOUT SARA AASEN
Norwegian born soprano Sara Aasen was educated at the F. Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Poland and the Opera Academy of the Oslo National Academy of the Arts where she graduated with a Master in Opera in 2018.
During her time at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Sara performed Clarice in L’amante di tutte (B. Galuppi). In her final year in Warsaw she also had the opportunity to sing in the Polish national Opera, Teatr Wielki, in a production of Bunt Żakow (T. Szeligowski) directed by the acclaimed Michał Znaniecki and conducted by Łukasz Borowicz. That same year she also sang the part of Hanne in Die Jahreszeiten with the Lower Silesia Philharmonic Orchestra in Jelenia Gora on tour in Poland and the Czech Republic.
The soprano from Oslo started her Opera master’s in 2014 at the Opera Academy in her hometown. During this time she performed roles such as Countess Almaviva - The Marriage of Figaro and Tatiana - Eugene Onegin as well as a big excerpt of the title role of Puccini’s Tosca, directed by Ashley Dean, among several others. During her studies in Oslo she wrote her master’s thesis and studied the role of Leonora in Verdi’s Il Trovatore. She worked with Jacopo Spirei on the role of Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni which she performed in the Norwegian Opera and Ballet. After finishing her studies in Oslo she was awarded a grant from the Norwegian Culture Council for furthering her development.
Aside from her studies, Sara is actively collaborating with new ventures and entrepreneurship. Her latest collaboration is the show «Operahistorien på 60 minutter - hvis vi rekker det» (Opera history in 60 minutes - if we make it), directed by renowned Norwegian director Bjørn Sæther and performed with fellow graduate colleagues from the Opera academy. To this day the show has been played over 80 times including in every major operatic venue in Norway.
During summer 2021 Sara performed the role of Contessa Almaviva in a production of The Marriage of Figaro directed by Nina Brazier and conducted by Kevin Class at the Monastero dell’Annunziata, Saluzzo, Italy.
“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent”