Sarah Sweeting

Born in north England, Sarah studied at the London College of Music with Janice Chapman, winning the Director's Prize for Opera and chosen as Soloist in John McCabe's Notturni ed Alba broadcast live by the BBC.

She then headed for the West End - and National Tours, enjoying a run of popular musicals including the celebrated Broadway version of the Pirates of Penzance at the London Palladium, in which she sang Edith and understudied Mabel.

As a soprano, her roles have included Liu in Puccini's Turandot and Leonora in Verdi's Il Trovatore for Holland Park Opera, English Festival Opera and performances at the National Concert Hall in Dublin for Lyric Opera Dublin.

Sarah sang Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan Tutte, Countess Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro, Musetta in La Boheme and Second Lady in The Magic Flute for Travelling Opera, touring France and the UK including performances at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Barbican in London.

She later went on to perform principal soprano roles for English Festival Opera, Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, Crystal Clear Opera, Lyric Opera Dublin, Opera Interludes, First Act Opera, London City Opera, Holders International Music Festival and Opera Kernow.

Her career has taken her to Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Indonesia, Barbados and Australia. In the UK she has performed as a soloist at the Barbican Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Westminster Central Hall and the Albert Hall.

Sarah made her mezzo-soprano debut performing the role of Carmen at the London Opera Festival.

This was followed by performances at the Royal Opera House, Linbury Theatre, as a soloist in A Tribute to the work of Robert Stolz, written for the Covent Garden Festival.

She contracted for 3 seasons and an Australasian Tour with The Royal Carl Rosa Opera Company, singing the roles of Orlofsky - Die Fledermaus, Pitti Sing - The Mikado (also released on CD and video), Phoebe - The Yeomen of the Guard, and the title role in Iolanthe.

December 2003 saw Sarah back in London at the Barbican for performances of Pitti-Sing with Carl Rosa in Raymond Gubbay's Christmas Festival.

Sarah has returned to Sydney where she now lives, for further concerts in New South Wales & Western Australia. She is currently singing the role of Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus for Co-Opera on tour throughout the Eastern States of Australia. A role that she will also be singing for Opera Queensland in 2006.

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