Outburst of Line and Song

Role debut as Sieglinde: Sarah Wegener will perform Wagner's Walküre under the baton of Kent Nagano in six major European concert halls from March 2024. In the run-up, she talks about her path to the new role and other vocal milestones of recent years.

From the very beginning of her career, Sarah Wegener has impressed the audience with her versatility: the soprano effortlessly switches between stylistic periods and genres – from Bach oratorios to orchestral songs by Strauss, from classical and romantic music to world premieres of new operas. The fact that she is now making her debut in the role of Sieglinde shows once again that her "wonderfully warm, full soprano voice" (Süddeutsche Zeitung) defies all too rigidly defined vocal boundaries. Nevertheless, even she was surprised when the role, which is often cast with mezzo-sopranos, was offered to her. "My reaction was: No, Sieglinde, that's not possible. Fortunately, I gave it a try! After just a few pages, I knew: yes, it has to be this part, although – or maybe even because – it's low in range."