Since making her debut for Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Yorkshire-born Sandra Dugdale has gained recognition at home and abroad for her distinctively light and flexible soprano voice. She has sung with many leading British, European and American Opera Companies in a repertoire ranging from Monteverdi and Handel to Strauss, Janacek and beyond - singing over 20 principal roles for English National Opera alone. Her Royal Opera debut came in 1983 as The Nightingale in L'Enfant et les Sortileges, and she returned to Covent Garden to sing the comedy rol of Adele in Die Fledermaus. She has also been in demand for the equally taxing coloratura part of The Doll, Olympia in Offenbach's Tales of Hoffman. Away from the stage, she has made many festival appearances in Britain, Vienna, Spain, Denmark, Italy, Hong Kong and the USA; whilst her extensive broadcasts for TV, video and radio have brought her work to an even wider audience. In particular, Snadra has proved a natural choice for the operas of Gilbert and Sullivan. She played Rose Maybud opposite operatic debutant Vincent Price in the TV version of Ruddigore; and, later, on stage at Dallas. She also took part in the complete recorded cycle of Savoy Operas for BBC Radio under Sir Charles Mackerras, who also conducted the highly popular production of Patience for ENO in which she took the title role. Recent successed have included Yum Yum in The Mikado with D'Oyly Carte Opera Company in Britain and Los Angeles; and opera by Mozart, and Gluck for the Wexford Festival - but despite her many appearances in the London operatic stage, this is Sandra's debut in a West End production!

Playbill picture | "Notes" with Michael Bauer and Peter Land - from London Brochure 1992