Sara Macliver is one of Australia’s most popular and versatile sopranos, appearing in opera, concert and recital performances and on numerous recordings. She is regarded as one of the leading exponents of Baroque repertoire in Australia. She trained in Perth, where she was a pupil of the renowned soprano Molly McGurk. During that time she was a Young Artist with the West Australian Opera Company. Her rôles for the company have included Micaela (Carmen), Papagena (The Magic Flute), Giannetta (The Elixir of Love), Morgana (Alcina), Ida (Fledermaus), Nannetta (Falstaff) and Vespetta (Pimpinone). She has also performed the rôle of Angelica in Orlando with West Australian Opera and covered the role of Zerlina in the Opera Australia production of Don Giovanni. She is a regular performer with Symphony Australia Orchestras in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Queensland and Tasmania, as well as Musica Viva, Melbourne Chorale, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Australia Bach Ensemble, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Sydney Philharmonia Choirs among others. Sara Macliver has a number of recordings to date for ABC Classics including Fauré’s Requiem and Birth of Venus. In 2002 she completed a recording of Handel’s Messiah for a joint ABC Classics and ABC Television production, released on CD and DVD, and screened twice on national television. Her recording of Bach arias and duets with the mezzosoprano Sally-Anne Russell has been nominated for an ARIA award.