Sarah’s recent performances include the role of Fricka for Melbourne Opera's Der Ring Des Nibelungen, receiving Green Room Award Nominations for best supporting role in an opera. “Her formidable presence was magnified by an implacable mezzo which sported a chill in the lower depths that would freeze any opponent." (Limelight - March 2023)
She performed the roles of Venus and Ortrud for Melbourne Opera's productions of Tannhäuser and Lohengrin, also receiving critical acclaim and Green Room nominations for both roles.
“The evil and crazed Ortrud who mezzo soprano Sarah Sweeting conjures with magnificent, threateningly carved and luscious-voiced cunningness” Herald Sun
Recent performances with Melbourne Opera also include the role of Brangäne in their highly successful production of Tristan and Isolde. She sang Erda (Siegfried) and Waltraute (Die Walküre) for GAFA Arts in London and for The Jakarta Music Festival she performed the title role of Carmen, (a role she repeated for London Festival Opera).
For The Macau International Music Festival she sang La Ciesca Gianni Schicchi and Le Converse Suor Angelica.
In Australia, she has performed roles with Opera Australia, including Annina La Traviata for their inaugural Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, Flora La Traviata and Berta Barber of Seville. She sang Amneris Aida (The Australian International Production Company), Third Lady The Magic Flute, Orlofsky Die Fledermaus (Opera Queensland), Alma March Little Women (State Opera South Australia) Miss Baggott The Little Sweep (Theatre Royal Tasmania), Suzuki Madama Butterfly (Co*Opera).
Born in the UK, Sarah has performed over 50 roles, which has taken her all over the world, countries including the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Australia, New Zealand, China, Asia and Barbados
Beginning her career as a soprano, notable roles performed were Donna Elvira Don Giovanni, Second Lady The Magic Flute, Countess Almaviva The Marriage of Figaro, Fiordiligi Cosi fan Tutte, Musetta La Boheme, (Travelling Opera, Longborough Opera, Holders Festival Barbados), Leonora Il Trovatore, (Opera Holland Park and Lyric Opera Dublin) Liu Turandot (Opera Holland Park) and performances with Raymond Gubbay Productions.
She has performed in London's West End theatres and enjoyed many seasons touring with The Carl Rosa Opera Company and Travelling Opera UK.
On the concert platform, Sarah has appeared as a soloist at the Royal Opera House, Linbury Theatre for the Covent Garden Festival, opera performances at the Barbican, Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Royal Albert Hall, Beethoven's 9th Symphony at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Die Erste Walpurgisnacht with the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra and starred in the opening gala of the Melbourne Fashion Week.
Sarah will be continuing her association with Opera Australia later this year, performing Berta in their National Tour of The Barber of Seville and covering Fricka and Schwertleite in their Brisbane Der Ring Des Nibelungen.