Sarah Castle’s recent engagements include the title role in Tan Dun’s Marco Polo for the Netherlands Opera in Amsterdam; Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro for Seattle Opera; Mendelssohn Lobgesang with the Hallé Orchestra at the BBC Proms; Spaces of Blank by Michel van der AA in Amsterdam; Idamante in Idomeneo in Moscow; Fox in The Cunning Little Vixen for the Israeli Opera; Dryad in Ariadne auf Naxos for the Royal Opera; Lola in Cavalleria rusticana for San Diego Opera; Page in Salome with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra; Nicklausse in Les contes d’Hoffmann for the Teatro Real, Madrid and the Gran Teatro de Cordoba; Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel and Ruggiero in Alcina for Opera Australia; Siegrune in Die Walküre, Flosshilde in Das Rheingold and Götterdämmerung at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Sesto in Giulio Cesare and Melibea in Il viaggio a Reims for the Israeli Opera; Prince Orlovsky in Die Fledermaus for the Opera Company of Philadelphia; Annio in La Clemenza di Tito for the National Theatre, Prague; Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro for San Diego Opera; Siegrune in Florence; Flosshilde in Munich; and Elijah with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.
Notable concerts include Mendelssohn’s Paulus with La Chapelle Royale under the direction of Philippe Herreweghe on a tour of Spain, Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 with Gustavo Dudamel in Caracas, Mark Anthony Turnage Twice Through the Heart with Psappha and her BBC Proms debut at the Royal Albert Hall in Die Walküre with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Donald Runnicles, returning to sing (with the same conductor) a concert performance of Elektra. She has also made debuts at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam with Dutch Radio Philharmonic conducted by Lothar Zagrosek singing Debussy La Damoiselle Elue and at the Edinburgh International Festival singing Kurt Weill songs with the San Francisco Ballet.
She made her debut at the Staatsoper Stuttgart as Oberto in Alcina and as Wellgunde in Götterdämmerung and took part in a concert performance of Feuersnot and Anna Bolena (Smeaton) at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. For Klagenfurt Opera, she has sung the title role of Teseo; for New Israeli Opera in Tel-Aviv, Nero in L’incoronazione Di Poppea, under the direction of Harry Bicket; and for the Spoleto Festival USA, Andronico in Tamerlano, also under Harry Bicket. She returned to the Spoleto Festival USA to sing Komponist in Ariadne Auf Naxos in 2004 under the baton of Emmanuel Villaume. She has taken part in a production of Parsifal under Jeffrey Tate in Adelaide; sung Cherubino for Opera New Zealand; Helen in King Priam and Teseo in Arianna In Creta, both for Nationale Reisopera; and Olga in Eugene Onegin at La Monnaie in Bruxelles conducted by Lothar Zagrosek. Other major debuts include Tisbe in La Cenerentola for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Oberto in Alcina for San Francisco Opera and the title role of Carmen in Switzerland. She sang the roles of Flosshilde and Grimgerde at the 2004 Bayreuther Festspiele.