New Zealand-born mezzo-soprano Sarah Castle has been gaining attention for her committed and idiomatic performances of a wide-range of repertoire. She has developed an ongoing relationship with London’s Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, where she made her debut in 2001 and has gone on to sing a variety of roles, including Flosshilde and Siegrune (Der RingDes Nibelungen). A seasoned interpreter of Wagnerian repertoire, she has appeared at the Bayreuth Festival, Bavarian State Opera, Florence’s Maggio Musicale, Opera North and State Opera of South Australia (in the Australian premiere of Parsifal). Concert performances have included Siegrune with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra for her BBC Proms debut, Waltraute with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and both Parsifal and Die Walkure with the Hallé Orchestra.
Recent and upcoming engagements include a return to Opera New Zealand to sing the title role in La Cenerentola, Emilia (Otello) with the Auckland Philharmonic, Flosshilde (Das Rheingold and Gotterdammerung) and Siegrune (Die Walkure) for Opera North’s Der Ring Des Nibelungen, and a return to the Royal Opera House as Flora in La traviata.
She performed the role of Portia in the Polish premiere of André Tchaikovsky’s The Merchant of Venice with the Polish National Opera and reprised this role in the work’s British premiere with Welsh National Opera in 2016 and its ensuing premiere at the Royal Opera House in the summer of 2017.