Mezzo-Soprano

Sarah Castle

Recent engagements include the title role in Tan Dun's MARCO POLO for the Netherlands Opera in Amsterdam; Cherubino LE NOZZE  DI FIGARO for Seattle Opera; Mendelssohn Lobgesang with the Hallé Orchestra at the BBC Proms; Spaces of Blank  by Michel van der AA in Amsterdam; Idamante IDOMENEO in Moscow; Fox THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN for the Israeli Opera; Dryad ARIADNE AUF NAXOS for the Royal Opera; Lola CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA for San Diego Opera; Page SALOME with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra; Nicklausse LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN for the Teatro Real, Madrid and the Gran Teatro de Cordoba; Hänsel HÄNSEL UND GRETEL and Ruggiero ALCINA for Opera Australia; Siegrune DIE WALKÜRE, Flosshilde DAS RHEINGOLD and GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Sesto GIULIO CESARE and Melibea IL VIAGGIO A REIMS for the Israeli Opera; Prince Orlovsky DIE FLEDERMAUS for the Opera Company of Philadelphia; Annio LA CLEMENZA DI TITO for the National Theatre, Prague; Cherubino LE NOZZE DI FIGARO for San Diego Opera; Siegrune in Florence; Flosshilde in Munich; and Elijah with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.  

Recent engagements include the title role in Tan Dun's MARCO POLO for the Netherlands Opera in Amsterdam; Cherubino LE NOZZE  DI FIGARO for Seattle Opera; Mendelssohn Lobgesang with the Hallé Orchestra at the BBC Proms; Spaces of Blank  by Michel van der AA in Amsterdam; Idamante IDOMENEO in Moscow; Fox THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN for the Israeli Opera; Dryad ARIADNE AUF NAXOS for the Royal Opera; Lola CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA for San Diego Opera; Page SALOME with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra; Nicklausse LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN for the Teatro Real, Madrid and the Gran Teatro de Cordoba; Hänsel HÄNSEL UND GRETEL and Ruggiero ALCINA for Opera Australia; Siegrune DIE WALKÜRE, Flosshilde DAS RHEINGOLD and GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Sesto GIULIO CESARE and Melibea IL VIAGGIO A REIMS for the Israeli Opera; Prince Orlovsky DIE FLEDERMAUS for the Opera Company of Philadelphia; Annio LA CLEMENZA DI TITO for the National Theatre, Prague; Cherubino LE NOZZE DI FIGARO for San Diego Opera; Siegrune in Florence; Flosshilde in Munich; and Elijah with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.  

Notable concerts include Mendelssohn Paulus with La Chapelle Royale under the direction of Philippe Herreweghe on a tour of Spain, Mahler's Symphony No. 3 with Gustavo Dudamel in Caracas, Mark Anthony Turnage Twice Through the Heart with Psappha and her BBC Proms debut at the Royal Albert Hall in DIE WALKÜRE with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Donald Runnicles, returning to sing (with the same conductor) a concert performance of ELEKTRA.  She has also made debuts at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam with Dutch Radio Philharmonic conducted by Lothar Zagrosek singing Debussy La Damoiselle Elue and at the Edinburgh International Festival singing Kurt Weill songs with the San Francisco Ballet.

She made her debut at the Staatsoper Stuttgart as Oberto ALCINA and as Wellgunde GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG and took part in a concert performance of FEUERSNOT and ANNA BOLENA (Smeaton) at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London.  For Klagenfurt Opera, she has sung the title role of TESEO; for New Israeli Opera in Tel-Aviv, Nero L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA, under the direction of Harry Bicket; and for the Spoleto Festival USA, Andronico TAMERLANO, also under Harry Bicket. She returned to the Spoleto Festival USA to sing Komponist ARIADNE AUF NAXOS in 2004 under the baton of Emmanuel Villaume. She has taken part in a production of PARSIFAL under Jeffrey Tate in Adelaide; sung Cherubino for Opera New Zealand; Helen KING PRIAM and Teseo ARIANNA IN CRETA, both for Nationale Reisopera; and Olga EUGENE ONEGIN at La Monnaie in Bruxelles conducted by Lothar Zagrosek.  Other major debuts include Tisbe LA CENERENTOLA for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Oberto ALCINA for San Francisco Opera and the title role of CARMEN in Switzerland. She sang the roles of Flosshilde and Grimgerde at the 2004 Bayreuther Festspiele.

For radio, she has recorded various programmes of song repertoire including the Schumann/Heine Liederkreis Op. 24 and a recital of songs all with Heine texts to mark his anniversary in 1997. Recital venues have included St. Martins-in-the-Fields and regular performances on the Live Music Now scheme.

Recent higlights include  engagements Stephano ROMÉO ET JULIETTE and Siebel FAUST for San Diego Opera; the title-role in DIDO AND AENEAS  in Lausanne; and the Page SALOME and Mademoiselle Dangeville in ADRIANA LECOUVREUR for the Royal Opera  House, Covent Garden.  Future roles include the Page SALOME and Siegrune DIE WALKUERE for the ROyal Opera House, Covent Garden, Grimgerde DIE WALKUERE  for the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Fox THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN for Welsh National Opera, Magdalene DIE MEISTERSUNGER VON NUERNBERG for The Netherlands Opera.

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