Sarah Wegener

Deutschlandfunk / SWR

Our recital “Darf ich Ihnen eine andere Geschichte erzählen?” is on the website of Deutschlandfunk – with Jonas Zerweck:


And until the 09th of September you can watch the video of the concert here:

Sarah Wegener

Jump-in in London and Hamburg

Sarah Wegener has jumped in for the Strauss Songs in November with Vladimir Jurowski and London Philharmonic Orchestra – singing in the Royal Festival Hall London and in Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.
She has sung the songs with Mariss Jansons in October.

Sarah Wegener

Orchestral songs on 3sat

Sarah Wegener on 3sat 

The concert on 11th of October in Munich with Mariss Jansons and BRSO has been broadcasted by the  television programme 3sat, and can be watched in the media center.

Sarah Wegener sings orchestral songs by Richard Strauss. Enjoy! ☀️

Sarah Wegener

Jump-in for Mahler 8th with Kirill Petrenko!

Symphony of a Thousand, No. 8

Gustav Mahler

16th & 18th of May

Festspielhaus Brengenz


Kirill Petrenko, conductor

Sarah Wegener, soprano
Elza van den Heever, soprano
Letizia Scherrer, soprano
Claudia Mahnte, mezzosoprano
Diana Haller, mezzosoprano
Norbert Ernst, tenor
Boaz Daniel, baritone
Kwangchul Your, bass

Bachchor Salzburg
Bregenzer Festspielchor
Kinderchor der MMS Bregenz-Stadt
Alois Glaßner • Einstudierung
Benjamin Lack • Einstudierung
Wolfgang Schwendinger • Einstudierung

Symphonieorchester Vorarlberg

Sarah Wegener

after concert

until 6.12.!

Robert Schumann: Ouvertüre, Scherzo und Finale E-Dur op. 52
Franz Liszt: «Die drei Zigeuner» und «Oh! Quand je dors» für Singstimme und Orchester (Fassung von Bernd Alois Zimmermann)
Gabriel Fauré: «La Chanson de Mélisande» aus der Schauspielmusik «Pelléas et Mélisande» op. 80 (Fassung von Charles Koechlin)
Robert Schumann: Ouvertüre zu «Szenen aus Goethes Faust»
Franz Schubert: Sinfonie Nr. 4 c-Moll D 417 «Tragische»

Musikkollegium Winterthur
Heinz Holliger, conductor
Sarah Wegener,soprano

Sarah Wegener

After concert

Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern
Emilio Pomàrico, conductor
Sarah Wegener, Sopran


Rudi Stephan
Musik für Orchester in einem Satz

Arnold Schönberg
Sechs Orchesterlieder op. 8

Johannes Brahms
Sinfonie Nr. 1 c-Moll op. 68

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.


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!


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

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:


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!).
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!


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.

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!!





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:

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

Kim Kashkashian
Richard O’Neill
Lawrence Power
Pauline Sachse

Narek Hakhnazaryan
Li-Wei Qin
Jan Vogler

Boris Giltburg
Juho Pohjonen
Antti Siirala

Adam Walker

Anneleen Lenaerts

Sarah Wegener

Erkki-Sven Tüür

Josep Caballée Domenech

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…


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