Sarah Sweeting is one of Australia's leading Dramatic Mezzo Sopranos.
Sarah recently performed the role of Fricka for Melbourne Opera's DAS RHEINGOLD in 2021 and DIE WALKÜRE in 2022. She will reprise this role in 2023 for the Bendigo Ring Cycle. "As Fricka, Sarah Sweeting was immensely potent. Her mezzo-soprano is a volatile instrument which commands the stage and accepted no excuses from her husband" (Concertonet)
Receiving Green Room Award Nominations for her performances in the roles of Fricka, Venus and Ortrud for Melbourne Opera's productions of DIE WALKÜRE, TANNHÄUSER and LOHENGRIN, she gained critical acclaim performing the role of Brangäne in their highly successful production of TRISTAN & ISOLDE. "The evil and crazed Ortrud who mezzo soprano Sarah Sweeting conjures with magnificent, threateningly carved and luscious-voiced cunningness" (Herald Sun)
Sarah has performed over 50 operatic roles, taking her all over the world, countries including the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Australia, New Zealand, China, Asia and Barbados.
Sarah's notable operatic repertoire includes: Fricka DAS RHEINGOLD, Fricka and Schwertleite DIE WALKÜRE, Orturd LOHENGRIN, Venus TANNHÄUSER, Brangäne TRISTAN & ISOLDE, with Melbourne Opera, Erda SIEGFRIED (London) with GAFA ARTS, Carmen CARMEN with Jakarta Festival and The London Festival Opera, Amneris AIDA with The Australian International Production Company, Orlofsky DIE FLEDERMAUS for Opera Queensland, Donna Elvira DON GIOVANNI for Raymond Gubbay Productions and Longborough Festival Opera and for the Holders International Music Festival, Alma March LITTLE WOMEN for State Opera South Australia, Sister Lillian DEAD MAN WALKING for the Sydney State Theatre, Sieglinde DIE WALKÜRE, Zelatrice and Le Converse SOUR ANGELICA for Harbour City Opera and La Ciesca GIANNI SCHICCHI for The Macau International Music Festival, Annina LA TRAVIATA for Opera Australia's inaugural Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour.
She has performed in London's West End theatres and enjoyed many seasons with The Carl Rosa Opera, Co*Opera, Lyric Opera Dublin, Longborough Festival Opera, Opera Holland Park and Travelling Opera UK.
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. She also starred in the opening gala for the Melbourne Fashion Week.
Sarah will be continuing her association with Opera Australia in 2023, performing Berta in their National Tour of THE BARBER OF SEVILLE and covering Fricka in their Brisbane Der Ring Des Nibelungen.