Sarah Wegener

Hildesheim – Dom

Elias – Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Sarah Wegener – soprano
Leon Weisbrod (Knabenchor Hannover) – soprano 
Barbara Kozelj – alto
Lothar Odinius – tenor 
Matthew Brook – bass 
Junges Vokalensemble Hannover
Octopus Kamerchor Antwerpen
conductor: Bart Van Reyn

Sarah Wegener

Hannover – Markuskirche

Elias – Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Sarah Wegener – soprano
Leon Weisbrod (Knabenchor Hannover) – soprano 
Barbara Kozelj – alto
Lothar Odinius – tenor 
Matthew Brook – bass
Junges Vokalensemble Hannover
Octopus Kamerchor Antwerpen
conductor: Klaus-Jürgen Etzold

Sarah Wegener

Montréal – Maison Symphonique

 

Sinfonie der Tausend – Gustav Mahler

Kent Nagano, chef d’orchestre
Sarah Wegener, soprano
Camilla Tilling, soprano
Klara Ek, soprano (Mater Gloriosa)
Allyson McHardy, mezzo-soprano
Marie-Nicole Lemieux, mezzo-soprano
Michael Schade, ténor
Russell Braun, baryton
David Steffens, basse
Chœur de l’OSM
Andrew Megill, chef de chœur de l’OSM
Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal
Andrew Gray, chef de chœur

www.osm.ca

Sarah Wegener

Maison Symphonique – Montréal

 

Sinfonie der Tausend – Gustav Mahler

Kent Nagano, chef d’orchestre
Sarah Wegener, soprano
Camilla Tilling, soprano
Klara Ek, soprano (Mater Gloriosa)
Allyson McHardy, mezzo-soprano
Marie-Nicole Lemieux, mezzo-soprano
Michael Schade, ténor
Russell Braun, baryton
David Steffens, basse
Chœur de l’OSM
Andrew Megill, chef de chœur de l’OSM
Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal
Andrew Gray, chef de chœur

www.osm.ca

Sarah Wegener

Fürth – St. Paul 

Fränkischer Sommer

Johann Sebastian Bach 

BWV 235 Missa in g-Moll
BWV 80 Eine feste Burg ist unser Gott
BWV 79 Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild


Sarah Wegener, Sopran
David Allkopp, Altus
Thomas Hobbs, Tenor
Peter Harvey, Bass

Kammerchor Stuttgart
Barockorchester Stuttgart

Leitung: Frieder Bernius

http://www.fraenkischer-sommer.de

Sarah Wegener

Braunschweig – St. Martini

 

Festival Soli Deo Gloria

Johann Sebastian Bach

 

BWV 235 Missa in g-Moll
BWV 80 Eine feste Burg ist unser Gott
BWV 79 Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild

Sarah Wegener, Sopran
David Allsopp, Altus
Thomas Hobbs, Tenor
Peter Harvey, Bass

Kammerchor Stuttgart
Barockorchester Stuttgart

Leitung: Frieder Bernius

http://www.solideogloria.de

Sarah Wegener

Mahler’s 8th Symphony

On 28th, 30th April and 1st May Sarah Wegener was part of concerts of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony of a Thousand in Elbphilharmonie Hamburg as Soprano I.

Due to illness, Kent Nagano had to cancel. Eliahu Inbal overtook the thing with two rehearsals. I do hope that Maetro Nagano is feeling better again.

Sarah is so happy and proud that her debut of Mahler 8th has been so successful. Critics wrote that they had had goosebumps all over the place, and that her voice was floating beautifully through the hall. (SZ)
Hamburger Abendblatt wrote that Sarah’s voice thrilled completely and touched with beautiful, pure, powerful and intensive singing. 

Online magazine IOCO mentioned the highly pleasant soprano voice of Sarah which was described with soft, beautifully floating and warm of timbre.

NDR-News: http://www.ndr.de

Here comes a personal note from Sarah:

For me it has been an unforgettable experience full of powerful, celestial, fulfilling music.

 

May I thank everybody:
Maestro Inbal, Staatsorchester Hamburg, Staatsoper Hamburg, Opera Choir Hamburg, State Choir Latvia, Alterspatzen, Rosalie, Daniela Sindram, Heather Engebretson, Dorottya Láng, Burkhard Fritz, Kartal Karagedik, Wilhelm Schwinghammer, and especially my dear and grandiose soprano colleague 
 Jacqueline Wagner for the felt 247 high c’s which we sung together!!

It was such a joy to make music with you all!

Sarah

Apropos: I am a fan of the hall!

Sarah Wegener

Symphony of a Thousand at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

Sarah Wegener is going to perform Gutav Mahler’s

8th Symphony – Symphony of a Thousand

on 28th & 30th of April and 1st of May as 1st Soprano

conductor: Kent Nagano
soprano: Sarah Wegener
soprano: Jacquelyn Wagner
soprano: Heather Engebretson
alto: Daniela Sindram
alto: Dorottya Láng
tenor: Burkhard Fritz
baritone: Kartal Karagedik
Bass: Wilhelm Schwinghammer
Hamburger Alsterspatzen
Staatschor Latvija
Chor der Hamburgischen Staatsoper
choir: Eberhard Friedrich
Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg
lightshow: rosalie

Due to illness Maestro Kent Nagano unfortunately had to cancel. 

Eliahu Inbal will conduct the concerts.

Sarah Wegener

Tübingen, Stiftskirche

Elias – Felix Mendelssohn

Sarah Wegener, soprano
Renée Morloc, alto
Roman Payer, tenor
Hanno Müller-Brachmann, bass

Kurrende Tübingen
Ensemble hiemis aetatis
conductor: Benedikt Brändle

Sarah Wegener

Konzil Konstanz

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Four last Songs – Richard Strauss

Orchestral Songs – Joseph Marx

4th Symphony – Gustav Mahler

 

Sarah Wegener, soprano
Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz

conductor: Michael Hofstetter

www.philharmonie-konstanz.de

Sarah Wegener

Angelika Luz – birthday concert

Gudrun Bublitz www.angelika-luz.de

 

Concert hall of Musikhochschule Stuttgart

Hat dich die Liebe berührt, Joseph Marx

Ohne Dich, Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Morgen, Richard Strauss

Sarah Wegener, soprano
Prof. Andrea Darzins, viola
Prof. Cornelis Witthoefft, piano

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Sarah Wegener

Canada & Moritzburg

These have been really eventful weeks:
My trip to Canada and the Moritzburg Festival.

It has been my very first oversea trip westwards, my debut
with Maestro Kent Nagano, with the Orchestre
Symphonique de Montréal, in Maison Symphonique and
at Festival Lanaudière. This means several debuts at one time!
I also had the pleasure to do a chamber music recital with
members of the OSM. Amonst others we did the
transcriptions by Aribert Reimann of Schumann and
Brahms songs.
Here is a photo taken during the rehearsal at Piano Nobile:

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I gained a lot from my work in Canada, and the concerts – I have to admit freely – were fantastic! We could reach out to the people and touch them. With the „little“ chamber music as with the „big“ Mozart Requiem open air in front of 5000 people or Beethoven 9 in festive Maison Symphonique (which by the way has great acoustics!).
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In my spare time I listened to other concerts – like the concert for the 40th anniversary of Parc d‘Olympique – and saw as much of Montréal as possible, partly with my dear collegues Michèle Losier, Michael Schade and Alexander Tsymbalyuk. I experienced Montréal as very colourful and open. A lot of nationalities, ways of living, but also the cityscape is colourful: historical churches or other buildings between and next to modern skyscrapers.

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This is me on my excursion to Mont-Royal which Montréal
is named after. There are wonderful views from there!

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Country and people gave me a warm welcome. One funny thing I found out is the accent: Québecois.
Ca dzure dziis minuites (Ca dure dix minutes) – something like that. Very charming. At the beginning I coudn‘t understand anything, despite speaking nearly fluent French, but fortunately got used to it very quickly.

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In December I will be back already. This time for winter (for St Matthews Passion and Brahm‘s Requiem). Looking forward to that very much!!

 

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Afterwards, I travelled to Moritzburg (experiencing a huge jetlag, oh dear), being guest for concerts of chamber music – following the invitation of Jan Vogler, the artistic director of the festival.

It has been a wonderful time of working and living together with different artists in a very open and warm atmosphere. We had breakfast, lunch and dinner together, and hopped from from rehearsal to another – everybody being part of different music groups.

My personal highlight was my portrait concert and “Maiblumen blühten überall with string sextet by Alexander Zemlinsky. My highlight as a listener was Mendelssohn’s string octet in E flat major. Fireworks!

These were the artists of the festival 2016:

VIOLIN
Benjamin Beilman
Ye-Eun Choi
Chad Hoopes
Paul Huang
Annabelle Meare
Valeriy Sokolov
Kai Vogler
Mira Wang

VIOLA
Kim Kashkashian
Richard O’Neill
Lawrence Power
Pauline Sachse

VIOLONCELLO
Narek Hakhnazaryan
Li-Wei Qin
Jan Vogler

PIANO
Boris Giltburg
Juho Pohjonen
Antti Siirala

FLUTE
Adam Walker

HARP
Anneleen Lenaerts

SOPRANO
Sarah Wegener

COMPOSER-IN-RESIDENCE
Erkki-Sven Tüür

CONDUCTOR
Josep Caballée Domenech

ASSISTENT
Roman Baltag

 

For all CINDERELLA-FANS (like me): Parts of the movie “Drei Nüsse für Aschenbrödel (Cinderella – one of THE movies of my childhood) were filmed at castle Moritzburg.

On these stairs Cinderella lost her shoe…

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…but on this photo it is mine. I couldn’t resist.

 

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SW

Sarah Wegener

Moritzburg Festival

Final concert

Evangelische Kirche Moritzburg

 

L. Boccherini: Streichquintett E-Dur op. 13 Nr. 5
A. Zemlinsky: „Maiblumen blühten überall“
für Sopran und Streichsextett
F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Streichoktett Es-Dur op. 20

Sarah Wegener

Festival Virée classique

Maison Symphonique de Montréal

 

Ludwig van Beethoven – Sinfonie Nr. 9
„Ode an die Freude“


Kent NAGANO
, conductor

ORCHESTRE SYMPHONIQUE DE MONTRÉAL
Sarah WEGENER, soprano
Michèle LOSIER, mezzo-soprano
Michael SCHADE, tenor
Alexander TSYMBALYUK, bass

Andrew MEGILL, chorus master of l’OSM

Information und Tickets: www.vireeclassique.osm.ca
Sarah Wegener

Festival Lanaudière

Fernand-Lindsay Amphitheatre Montréal

Franz Schubert – Sinfonie „Unvollendete“

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Requiem

Kent NAGANO, conductor

ORCHESTRE SYMPHONIQUE DE MONTRÉAL
Sarah WEGENER, soprano
Michèle LOSIER, mezzo-soprano
Michael SCHADE, tenor
Alexander TSYMBALYUK, bass

FESTIVAL CHORUS
Andrew MEGILL, chorus master

 
Information und Tickets: www.lanaudiere.org
 
Sarah Wegener

Münster Schwäbisch Gmünd

Great c-Minor Mass KV 427
Litaniae de venerabili altaris sacramento KV 243

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Sarah Wegener, soprano
Sophie Harmsen, mezzosoprano
Andreas Weller, tenor
Felix Rathgeber, bass

Kammerchor Stuttgart
Hofkapelle Stuttgart
conductor: Frieder Bernius

Europäisches Kirchenmusikfestival

Information and tickets: www.musikpodium.de

Sarah Wegener

Welcome!

Sarah Wegener

Welcome!

So nice that you are here.

 

2016 again is a very colourful year of music for me –
which is great!
The first half of the year I have been very busy. For example, I have been giving a recital at Tonhalle Zürich, touring with Philippe Herreweghe, giving my debut at Deutsche Oper Berlin in a cooperation with the Royal Opera House London.

I have the honour to sing with Kent Nagano in three concerts in Montréal, and singing a concert of chamber music with musicians of the Montréal Symphony Orchestra.
It will be my first time beeing in Canada, which is very exciting for me!

I will be singing chamber music with great artists
as for example Jan Vogler,recording Mozarts Great
C-Minor Mass with Frieder Bernius, Lieder with
Götz Payer at SWR for AVI music, and orchestral songs
with Michael Hofstetter.

I am so much looking forward to every single project!