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Sarah Wegener

About Sarah Wegener

Sarah Wegener’s “mastery is unquestioned”, according to the Neue Zürcher Zeitung.
Sarah Wegener originally studied double bass with Ulrich Lau in Stuttgart, changing her major in 2004 to vocal studies with Bernhard Jaeger-Böhm and participating in masterclasses with Dame Gwyneth Jones und Renée Morloc.

The British-German soprano regularly works with conductors such as Kent Nagano, Philippe Herreweghe, Emilio Pomàrico, Tõnu Kaljuste, Heinz Holliger, Frieder Bernius, and Michael Hofstetter, and for the first time with Kent Nagano in 2017. Wegener has sung concerts and recitals at festivals such as the RuhrTriennale, the Handel Festival in Halle, the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival, and the Rheingau Music Festival.

She has performed in many of Europe’s great concert halls, such as the Tonhalle in Zürich, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Philharmonie in Cologne, the Konzerthaus in Berlin, and the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. She has sung leading roles at the Royal Opera in London, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Wiener Festwochen, the Bonn Opera, and the State Theater in Saarbrucken. Wegener is sought after as an interpreter of the Classical and Romantic literature as well as works by contemporary composers.

Sarah Wegener has a close artistic relationship with Georg Friedrich Haas, who has dedicated several works to her, including the leading role of Nadja in his opera Bluthaus. She was nominated as the 2011 “Singer of the Year” for her interpretation of the role by the magazine Opernwelt. In the 2015/16 season, she made her debuts at the Royal Opera House in London and at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, performing in the opera Morgen und Abend by Georg Friedrich Haas.

The solo part in Jörg Widmann’s "Drittes Labyrinth" is dedicated to Sarah Wegener.