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. In the 2019/20 Season she sings Third Maid (Elektra) for the Company.
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) and Sesto (Giulio Cesare) for Israeli Opera, Oberto (Alcina) for San Francisco Opera and Stuttgart 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, Emilia (Otello) for New Zealand Opera, Hänsel for Opera Australia, Nicklausse (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) for Teatro 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 and Siegrune 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.
Iain Paton as Poisson, Sarah Castle as Mademoiselle Dangeville, Janis Kelly as Mademoiselle Jouvenot and David Soar as Quinault in Adriana Lecouvreur
David Soar as Quinault, Sarah Castle as Mademoiselle Dangeville, Alessandro Corbelli as Michonnet, Janis Kelly as Mademoiselle Jouvenot and Iain Paton as Poisson in Adriana Lecouvreur
Sarah Castle as Page in Salome, The Royal Opera