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Sarah Castle



Sarah Castle in action.
Sarah Castle as Page in Salome, The Royal Opera © ROH/Clive Barda, 2012

New Zealander mezzo-soprano Sarah Castle made her Royal Opera debut in 2001 as Tisbe (La Cenerentola). She has since returned to sing Flosshilde and Siegrune (Der Ring des Nibelungen), Dryad (Ariadne auf Naxos), Page (Salome), Mademoiselle Dangeville (Adriana Lecouvreur) and Flora Bervoix (La traviata) for The Royal Opera and Portia (The Merchant of Venice) for Welsh National Opera.

Castle studied at the Royal Northern College of Music. Operatic engagements include the title role in Tan Dan’s Marco Polo, Elektra (Trojahn’s Orest) and Magdalene (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) for Dutch National Opera, Fox (The Cunning Little Vixen) for WNO and Israeli Opera, Nerone (L’incoronazione di Poppea), Sesto (Giulio Cesare) and Melibea (Il viaggio a Reims) for Israeli Opera, Oberto (Alcina) for San Francisco Opera and Stuttgart State Opera, Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro) for Seattle Opera, New Zealand Opera and in San Diego, Lola (Cavalleria rusticana), Stéphano (Roméo et Juliette) and Siébel (Faust) in San Diego, Hänsel for Opera Australia, Nicklausse (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) for Teatreo Real, Madrid, the Composer (Ariadne auf Naxos) and Andronico (Tamerlano) for the Spoleto Festival and Olga (Eugene Onegin) for La Monnaie, Brussels. Her Wagner performances include Flosshilde and Grimgerde (Die Walküre) for the Bayreuth Festival and Flosshilde for Opera North and in Munich.

Castle’s concert engagements include Mendelssohn’s Paulus with La Chapelle Royale and Philippe Herreweghe, Mahler’s Third Symphony with Gustavo Dudamel and Turnage’s Twice Through the Heart with Psappha. She has appeared in recital at the Concertgebouw and the Edinburgh International Festival, among others.