Sarah Sweeting
Sarah Sweeting

SARAH SWEETING Soprano

After the critical acclaim and a Green Room Nomination for her performances in the role of Venus last year for Melbourne Opera's production of Tannhauser, Sarah is absolutely thrilled to be singing Ortrud with the company.

Born in Yorkshire, England, Sarah moved to Australia and has performed in the UK, France, Spain, Ireland, Germany, Asia, Barbados, Australia, New Zealand and China, over the past 20 years.

She has appeared with Opera Australia, Opera Holland Park, Opera Queensland, State Opera South Australia, International Australian Opera Company, Lyric Opera Dublin, Carl Rosa Opera, London Opera Festival, Jakarta Festival, Travelling Opera UK, Longborough Festival Opera, London City Opera, Macau 
Music Festival, Holders Barbados Festival, Opera Kernow, Co*Opera, Harbour City Opera and Opera Bites.

Her  roles  have  included  Leonora  (Il Trovatore),  Madama  Butterfly,  Sieglinde,  Carmen,  Venus,  Liu,  Fiordiligi, Countess Almaviva, Donna Elvira, Musetta, First Lady, Second Lady, Third Lady, Le Converse, The Monitoress (Sour Angelica), Orlofsky, La Ciesca,  Alma March in the Australian Premiere of Little Women, Phoebe (Yeoman of the Guard), Iolanthe, Pitti-Sing, Berta, Sister Lillian (Dead Man Walking, Sydney State Theatre), Suzuki and performed the role of Miss Baggott from the opera The LIttle Sweep at the Hobart Theatre Royal, Tasmania.

On the concert platform, Sarah appeared as a soloist at the Royal Opera House, Linbury Theatre for the Covent Garden Festival, John McCabe's Notturni Ed Alba at the Westminster Central Hall, Opera performances at the Barbican, Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Royal Albert Hall London, Beethoven's 9th Symphony at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Die Erste Walpurgisnacht (Mendelssohn), with the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra and with the Tall Poppeas at the Armidale Bach Music Festival.

Sarah began her performing career treading the boards of London's West End Theatres, including the celebrated Broadway version of The Pirates of Penzance at the London Palladium, in which she sang the roles of Edith and Isobel.She performed the role of Annina in Opera Australia's inaugural Handa Opera on Sydney's Harbour performance of La Traviata, and this year covered roles in Cavalleria Rusticana and King Roger.

Recordings:  La Traviata - Opera Australia; The Mikado - Carl Rosa Opera; Carmen - Carlton Classics; Notturni ed Alba - BBC

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