The British-German Soprano Sarah Wegener studied singing in Stuttgart. After passing with distinction, she continued her studies in the class of Lied interpretation, working with Cornelis Witthoefft. 2007 she won the first prize of the international Max- Reger-Competition for Lied in Weiden. She has become an international sought-after interpret within a very short time. She has been invited to prominent places like e.g.: festivals like the Salzburg Biennale, Bachfest Leipzig and La folle journée Nantes, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, De Singel Antwerp and Opéra Garnier Paris.
This year, she was performing at the Schwetzinger Festspiele, singing the main role as Nadja in „BLUTHAUS“ by Georg Friedrich Haas in cooperation with the theatre in Bonn.
She is working in close collaboration with Frieder Bernius, with whom she performed at the Rheingau-Festival "Faust-Szenen" by Robert Schumann, and sung „Orfeo ed Euridice“ by Willibald Gluck at Schloss Solitude, where she has already performed „Didone abbandonata“ by Niccolò Jommelli in 2009. With Heinz Holliger she will be touring Switzerland and Italy, singing some new songs by himself, Robert Schumann op. 107 and Ophelia songs by Johannes Brahms for string quartett and soprano.
For the rediscovery of Korngold‘s musical commedy „Die stumme Serenade“ which has been brought to performance and recording, she sang the main role of acting diva Silvia Lombardi. Recently, Sarah Wegener brought the song cycle „...wie stille brannte das Licht“ (which was dedicated to her) by Georg Friedrich Haas to debut performance at the WDR Cologne with the musikfabrik and Enno Poppe. The composer „tailored“ the piece to the enormous gamut of Sarah Wegener‘s voice and her exceptional skill of intonating microtones and spectral harmonies.
Among numerous performances on important concert podia, the artistic work of Sarah Wegener is also documented in broadcast and CD productions, in cooperation with diverse European broadcast services. For the great benefit project by SWR2 and Carus-Verlag (www.liederprojekt.org) she recorded a lullaby, folk song and Christmas song; for Hänssler Classic „La Chanson de Mélisande“ by Gabriel Fauré (in an orchestration by Charles Koechlin, with Heinz Holliger and the RSO Stuttgart, followed by a recording with Frieder Bernius, singing bravoura arias by Justin Heinrich Knecht quite recently.