Sarah Sweeting was born in the UK and over the past 20 years, has performed in the UK, France, Spain, Ireland, Germany, Asia, Barbados, Australia, New Zealand and China.
After the recent critical acclaim and a Green Room Nomination for her recent performances in the role of Venus for Melbourne Opera’s production of Tannhauser, she will return to perform the role of Ortrud in their production of Lohengrin later this year.
She continues her association with Opera Australia, covering roles in Cavalleria Rusticana and King Roger for their 2017 season.
She has appeared with Opera Australia, Melbourne Opera, Opera Holland Park, Opera Queensland, State Opera South Australia, 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), Cio-Cio-San, Sieglinde, Carmen, Venus, Liù, Fiordiligi, Countess Almaviva, Donna Elvira, Musetta, First Lady, Second Lady, Third Lady, Le Converse, The Monitress (Suor 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 in 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 Ninth Symphony at the Sydney Opera House, 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 – La Traviata and sang the role of Melissa in the Australian Premiere of La liberazione di Ruggiero for Ondine Productions in Sydney. She also starred in the opening gala for the Melbourne Fashion Week.
La Traviata – Opera Australia
The Mikado – Carl Rosa Opera
Carmen – Carlton Classics