Sara Macliver is one of Australia’s most popular and versatile artists, and is regarded as one of the leading exponents of Baroque repertoire.
Sara is a regular performer with all the Australian symphony orchestras as well as the Perth, Melbourne and Sydney Festivals, Pinchgut Opera, Musica Viva, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Australian String Quartet, West Australian Opera and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra among others, as well as a number of international companies.
Sara records for ABC Classics with more than 35 CDs and many awards to her credit.
Recent engagements include Creation with the Sydney Symphony and in New Zealand, Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro with West Australian Opera, Elijah with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Creation in New Zealand, a concert of Haydn with Steve Davislim for the Australian National Academy of Music, a national tour with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Mahler with the Adelaide, Sydney, West Australia and New Zealand Symphony orchestras, a national tour with the Australian String Quartet, Songs of the Auvergne in Auckland, Creation with the Academy of Ancient Music and excerpts from Rosenkavalier in Perth.
In 2012 Sara sang with St John’s Camerata, performed a French program with ANAM, sang in Monteverdi’s Orfeo with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra to great acclaim, sang in Bach’s Mass in B minor with the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra, performed several concerts with Festival Baroque Australia, and the Monteverdi Vespers with St George’s Cathedral, amongst many engagements.
In 2013 engagements include a national tour with the Academy of Ancient Music for Musica Viva, Mozart’s Mass in C minor with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Beethoven 9 with the Adelaide Symphony, the St Matthew Passion for Opera Queensland, Messiah with the Melbourne and Queensland Symphony Orchestras, the Poulenc Stabat Mater with WASO and Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate with the TSO.
Sara has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Western Australia in recognition of her services to singing.