Sarah Templeton is a dynamic Vancouver-based soprano, noted for her rich, dark voice and dramatic intensity. Educated first as a pianist, she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Queen’s University before completing her Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance at Western University. Sarah has appeared as Angelica in Suor Angelica (with Opera Mariposa), Die Mutter in Hänsel und Gretel (with music director Luke Housner), Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte (with the Vancouver Academy of Music’s Opera Studio Program), Cio-cio San in Madama Butterfly (with Toronto Opera Repertoire), and the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors (with Timothy Vernon and Orchestra London). She has appeared as a member of Vancouver Opera’s chorus for several years, as well. Recent concert engagements include Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder under the baton of Leslie Dala, and Saint-Saëns’ Requiem with the West Coast Symphony. Before dedicating herself to singing, Sarah trained as an actor at the prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City, and appeared in plays, musicals, and many television commercials. A passionate teacher as well as a performer, Sarah has been a movement coach at the Stratford Festival of Canada, and has taught acting and movement at the Vancouver Academy of Music, Western University’s School of Music, and the University of British Columbia’s Opera Program. She is happy to be on the voice and piano faculty at the Vancouver Academy of Music.