Outburst of Line and Song

Sarah Wegener's role debut as Sieglinde is coming up in March – she will be performing Wagner's Walküre under the baton of Kent Nagano in six major European concert halls in 2024. In the run-up, she talked about her journey to this 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."

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