Sarah Wegener ~ SopranoSarah Wegener enthrals listeners with the richness and warmth of her voice and approaches every role in a chamber musical way. She regularly works with Kent Nagano, Philippe Herreweghe, Thomas Hengelbrock, Heinz Holliger, Michael Hofstetter and Frieder Bernius. Concerts have taken her to the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Rheingau Music Festival, Konzerthaus Berlin, Tonhalle Zürich, Wiener Konzerthaus, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Casa da Música Porto and to the Bozar Brussels. The British-German soprano studied singing with Prof. Jaeger-Böhm in Stuttgart and took part in masterclasses with Dame Gwyneth Jones and Renée Morloc. She has formed a close artistic relationship with the composer Georg Friedrich Haas. She was nominated for 'Singer of the Year' by Opernwelt magazine in 2011 for her interpretation of the main role of Nadja in his opera Bluthaus, which she performed at the Schwetzinger SWR Festival, Wiener Festwochen and Staatstheater Saarbrücken. In the 2015/16 season she made her debuts at the Royal Opera House London and Deutsche Oper Berlin in his new opera Morgen und Abend. In 2014 she was also highly praised for the world premiere of Jörg Widmann's Labyrinth III at the Kölner Philharmonie with the WDR Symphony Orchestra under Emilio Pomàrico. Her repertoire includes Handel's Messiah, Mozart's Mass in C minor, Schumann's Faust Scenes, Dvořak's Stabat Mater and Strauss' Four Last Songs. Furthermore, she enjoys frequent performances with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre des Champs-Élysées/Collegium Vocale Gent, NDR Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg, Kammerorchester Basel and Radio Filharmonisch Orkest. Her discography comprises recordings with Frieder Bernius of arias by Justin Heinrich Knecht (Carus), Korngold's Die stumme Serenade (CPO) and Schubert's Lazarus (Carus), as well as Rossini's Petite Messe solennelle under Tonu Kaljuste (Carus), a CD with the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra under Heinz Holliger (Hänssler Classic) and a release of Handel's Israel in Egypt with the Maulbronn Chamber Choir under Jürgen Budday (K&K Verlagsanstalt).