Born in Ireland in 1993, Sarah Shine graduated in 2015 from the Irish Royal Academy of Music where she studied with Dr Veronica Dunne. In the same year, she was a finalist in the Neue Stimmen Competition and was then invited to take part in a recital organised in Washington DC sponsored by Renée Fleming. She pursued her training with master classes with Richard Bonynge, Henning Ruhe, Brenda Hurley, Anne Murray and Iain Burnside. During her studies, she sang the title role in The Cunning Little Vixen, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Filia in Handel’s Jephtha, Cis in Britten’s Albert Herring and Clorinda in Monteverdi’s Combattimento de Tancredi e Clorinda at the Royal Academy of Music and made her professional debut in Irish opera companies with roles such as Jenny’s Girl in The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny in June 2014 with the Opera Theatre Company and Storyteller in The Oldest Woman in Limerick with Wide Open Opera in December 2015. She has also given numerous recitals in Ireland, notably at the Hugh Lane Gallery and in festivals like the Dublin Song Series and the Great Music in Irish Houses Festival. She has performed as a soloist in Gorecki’s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the Ulster Orchestra and the Hibernian Orchestra Ireland. She has been awarded scholarships by the Arts Council of Ireland and the Limerick Arts Council as well as the Christopher Lynch Opera Scholarship. In September 2017, she will be joining the Paris Opera Academy.