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I COACHED...

(among many others)

OPERA NORTH's

cast and chourus of Haendel's

Giulio Cesare, Sep 2019.

GÖTEBORGS OPERAN's

cast and chourus of:

Mozart's Idomeneo, Sep 2016 

(directed by Graham Vick);

Verdi's La Traviata, May 2017;

Bellini's Norma, Dec 2018.

BARBARA HANNIGAN, soprano:

for Donna Anna in Mozart's Don Giovanni at La Monnaie/DeMunt;

for La Nuova Euridice Secondo Rilke by Salvatore Sciarrino, world-premiered with Santa Cecilia Orchestra conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano.

JENNIFER ROWLEY, soprano

for Musetta in Puccini's La Bohème at The Metropolitan Opera and at the Royal Opera House;

for the title-role of Puccini's Tosca at The Metropolitan Opera, SemperOper Dresden, Nashville Opera;

for Leonora in Verdi's Il Trovatore at The Metropolitan Opera, Opéra de Lille, Maggio Musicale di Firenze;

for the title-role of Verdi's Luisa Miller at The Metropolitan Opera;

for the title-role of Mayr's Medea in Corinto at Teatro Nuovo NYC.

 

 

PETER TANTSITS, tenor:

for Nono's Canti di Vita e d'Amore with Orchestre de Radio France conducted by Tito Ceccherini (Nov 2017);

for Spoletta in Puccini's Tosca at Festspielhaus Baden Baden, with Berliner Philarmoniker conducted by Sir Simon Rattle (recorded by Deutsche Grammophon);

for the title role of Dusapin's Perela, Uomo di Fumo, world-premiered at Staatstheater Mainz;

for Rinuccio in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi at the Festival de Belle Île.

 

IDA FALK WINLAND, soprano​

on Violetta Valéry in Verdi's La Traviata, at Kungliga Operan and Savonlinna Opera Festival (Nov 2019- Jul 2020);

on Nedda in Pagliacci at Göteborgs Operan (season 2018/19);

on Gilda in Rigoletto at Kungliga Operan, Stockholm (season 2018/19);

on Contessa d'Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro at Göteborgs Operan (season 2018/19);

on Adalgisa in Norma at Göteborgs Operan (season 2017/18);

on Fiordiligi in Mozart's Così Fan Tutte at the Opera Garnier de Paris (season 2016/17). 

...AND THEY SAID...
 

"Jennifer Rowley convince soprattutto [...] per la varietà degli accenti"
- Operaclick on the première of Trovatore at Maggio Musicale, Sep 2018

"Jennifer Rowley... mémorable ... Elle articule ses phrases comme ses mots."
Olyrix about Il Trovatore

at Opéra Bastille, 2018

"Ida Falk Winland est très attentive aux mots, qu'elle cisèle avec intelligence."
- ForumOpera about Così Fan Tutte at Opéra Garnier, 2017

"Rachael Birthisel ha ben padroneggiato la lingua italiana nei recitativi. [...] Buona Suzana Nadejde [...] per la dizione recitativa."

 - GB Opera on Il Trionfo dell'Onore

at Festival della Valle d'Itria, 2018.

Sara's understanding of the libretto gave me invaluable insights and suggestions about the character, drama, and the composer's wishes in the prosody of the text. 

With her guidance I quickly gained confidence and ease with the language that I had not accomplished before.

- Amber Daniel, soprano

This is the BEST Italian diction teacher you could possibly hope for.

On the most impressive occasion she helped me, on a very confusing, very ancient text, and she gave me invaluable help both with deciphering and dramatic interpretation--and at the end everyone asked if I was Italian.

She is absolutely brilliant.

- Ariadne Greif, soprano

A well-trained Opera singer and budding stage director, Sara adds value to her native ability to explain why a character said something in such a way, or when a word or phrase had more than one meaning in its particular context. This deeper understanding of the language gave the singers the ability to present a fully rounded character, beyond the obvious.

- Lynne Hayden-Findlay, founder at Chelsea Opera

Her talent is in getting you to forget yourself and thrust into the character of your role via the text and music written by the composer. Sara definitely improved my performance. Her background as a singer also lends to her expertise. Authority on the music, text and language makes Sara a triple threat and THE coach to go to for preparation of your next role.

- Edgar Jaramillo, tenor

“Sara Gamarro is always eager to help singers, very persistent yet patient in guiding singers to master their craft. She pays attention to detail and is able to give clear advices in pronouncing and making each phrase eloquent. Her being a singer and a stage director makes her an extremely expressive and versatile teacher with a deep understanding of the world of diction for singing. Her talent, determination and dedication to help the singers to be the best they can be truly inspired me and made me confident in Italian repertoire. I strongly recommend her for any singers as their Italian coach.”
- Junko Watanabe, soprano

You will not regret collaborating with Sara. She is nothing short of extraordinary as an Italian diction coach and helped take my preparation of Marcello to the next level. Sara is gifted, creative and passionate."

- Martin Fisher, baritone

Sara Gamarro is a fantastic Italian diction coach! She is persistent, and detail-oriented, yet patient and professional at the same time. I was so impressed by her help with a role of mine that I brought in several arias to work on with her, and we went through each in great depth. Her guidance was extremely valuable to me, and whenever I sing those arias now, I am grateful to her. I wholeheartedly recommend her!

- Eric Bagger, tenor

I was coaching Figaro in "Le Nozze di Figaro" with Sara and in the short time that was available to us she was able to show me the true way of singing in Italian. Because she is a native Italian speaker, an opera singer and a fluent English speaker, she made it easier to follow her direction. Even now I try to apply some of her coachings to my Italian diction. I would strongly suggest Ms. Gamarro to anyone who would like to improve their Italian diction.

- Isaac Grier, baritone

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Ida Falk Winland

Ida Falk Winland

with Jen Rowley on Luisa Miller

with Jen Rowley on Luisa Miller

with Jen Rowley on Verdi

with Jen Rowley on Verdi

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coaching Hannigan on Sciarrino

coaching Hannigan on Sciarrino

con Giulia Zaniboni

con Giulia Zaniboni

Camilla Bull

Camilla Bull

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barbara 2

barbara e sara

barbara e sara

With Peter Tantsits on Tosca

With Peter Tantsits on Tosca

Heather Lowe

Heather Lowe

Christine Jasper

Christine Jasper

Maria Sanner

Maria Sanner

Jasmine Law, soprano

Jasmine Law, soprano

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jasmine 3

Michael Corvino, baritone

Michael Corvino, baritone

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Ariadne Greif, soprano

Ariadne Greif, soprano

Samantha Britt, soprano

Samantha Britt, soprano

Colin Schachat, baritone

Colin Schachat, baritone

Heather Lowe, soprano

Heather Lowe, soprano

Christiana Aloneftis, soprano

Christiana Aloneftis, soprano

Ida Falk Winland

Ida Falk Winland

Ida Falk Winland

Ida Falk Winland

with Ariadne Greif on Musetta

with Ariadne Greif on Musetta

with Marie Kluijken

with Marie Kluijken

with Yiselle Blum on Monteverdi

with Yiselle Blum on Monteverdi

with Simon Cohen

with Simon Cohen

Students gallery
"Se Tu M'Ami" & la Sprezzatura: videogiochi psico-erotici post rinascimentali
Sessons excerpts
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