Mezzo-soprano Sally Porter Munro, a native of London, England and a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, England, became a full time member of the San Francisco Opera Chorus in 1995 and has covered and sung a number of small roles. While living in England, she sang with the English National Opera, Royal Opera de la Monnaie in Brussels, and as an oratorio soloist in Europe. She also performed with the BBC Singers on radio and television. She relocated to New York City to continue her studies.
Since moving to San Francisco, Ms. Munro has sung as a soloist with Pocket Opera, Berkeley Opera, North Bay Opera, San Francisco Lyric Opera, and Lake Tahoe Festival. Her roles include Dorabella (Cosi Fan Tutte), Cherubino (Marriage of Figaro), Siebel (Faust), Tisbe (Cenerentola), Beppe (L’Amico Fritz), Rosina (Barber of Seville), Adalgisa (Norma) and Charlotte (Werther).
Ms. Munro has performed as a soloist with the Oakland East Bay Symphony Orchestra, the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Russian Chamber Orchestra, Master Works Chorale ,the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra.
Ms. Munro’s recent concertizing includes recitals with the Capriccio Quartet, as well as solo concerts in the Bay Area, New York City and London. Since 2003, she has made five visits to Russia, performing with the Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet, the Chamber Orchestra of Novgrod and the Orchestra Classic of St Petersburg. In 2004 she gave a number of recitals in Cape Town, South Africa, and performed with the Cape Town University Orchestra.
She enjoys collaborating with contemporary composers and has performed premiers by Thomas Ades, Allen Shearer, David Irving, Marge Wheeler, Louise P. Canepa and Peter Dyson.
Ms. Munro teaches singing and the Alexander Technique and is a faculty member of the San Francisco Girls’ Chorus.