| South Korea
Accompanist | Justas Čeponis
Soprano Sarah Seunghwa Chae from Seoul, Korea is a Young Artist at the National Opera Studio, London.
Previous roles include Vixen (The Cunning Little Vixen), Coraline (Coraline), Musetta (La Bohème), Lucia (The Rape of Lucretia).
Sarah was awarded a Wagner Stipendium Bayreuth in December 2019. She received the special award by Vesselina Kassarova for participating in a production of Stara Zagora State
Opera in the 2019/2020 season. In 2021, she won 3rd prize in the III European Competition
She started her studies at the Saar University of Music, Saarbrücken, in the singing class of Prof. Yaron Windmüller in 2015. In 2018, she finished her Bachelor’s degree and graduated from the Master’s program in 2020. During her studies, she successfully completed the Erasmus program at the Luigi Cherubini Conservatorio in Florence/Italy, studying with Prof. Donatella Debolini in 2019-2020.
She participated in Master Classes with Deborah Polaski, Mariella Devia, Sonia Franzese,
Daniel Kotlinski, Vesselina Kasarova and Nikolay Handjiev.
Since April 2020, Sarah has been studying with Prof. Yaron Windmüller at the Hochschule für Musik in Saarbrücken to obtain her postgraduate ‘Konzertexamen’ degree.