Sarah Traubel

Special Guest Artist

Sarah Traubel

Festival Mozaic's Featured Soloist is generously underwritten by Shirley & Michael Ritter.

“Spectacular” (concerti) – "Magnetic stage presence“ (Operaworld): Hailed by the international press as a singer with a “breathtaking top register” (Abendzeitung) and “stunning ease” (concerti), German soprano Sarah Traubel has emerged as one of the most fascinating vocal artists in Europe.


The 2022/23 season will see Sarah Traubel appear in the title role of Undine by Albert Lortzing, the opening premiere of the new season at Oper Leipzig. In her 2022/23 house debut as a new member of the Oper Leipzig ensemble, she will sing Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata. in Leipzig she will also sing Donna Anna in a new Don Giovanni production and have her role debut as Agathe in Weber’s Der Freischütz. 2021/22 season highlights include her debut at Staatstheater Wiesbaden in the spectacular lead role as Inanna in Jörg Widmann’s opera BABYLON and her appearance at the 2022 Festival International d’Opéra Baroque in Beaune as Amenaide in Rossini’s Tancredi under the baton of Jérémie Rhorer and in a gala concert with legendary counter-tenor Andreas Scholl. With her accompanist Helmut Deutsch, she will appear at the Lavaux Classic Festival. During the 2021/22 season, Sarah Traubel was invited to appear at the Berlin Philharmonie with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and returned to the Artur Rubinstein Philharmonic and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Guanajuato, with the Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss. In 2021, Sarah Traubel appeared as critically acclaimed Donna Anna in a Don Giovanni production in Léon and had her début at Cervantino Festival with Symphony No. 14 by Dmitri Shostakovich.

In 2020 she was invited to sing her farewell from her long-time role as Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte/Mozart) at the Festival de Beaune, in Jerusalem and at Musikfest Bremen, among others. In Darmstadt she sang Ilia (Idomeneo/Mozart). Ms. Traubel also appeared with Mozart and Haydn concert arias together with The English Concert, to great critical acclaim. Critically acclaimed role débuts of 2020 also included the role of Contessa in a new production of Le Nozze di Figaro, and in Mahler’s Symphony No. 4. Together with countertenor Andreas Scholl, Sarah Traubel sang Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater at the occasion of the only concert honouring the 100th birthday of Pope John Paul II.

Ms. Traubel has collaborated with leading conductors including Daniele Gatti, Ingo Metzmacher, and Adam Fischer. A former member of the Young Singers Programme at Zurich Opera, she appeared among other roles as Queen of the Night (The Magic Flute/Mozart), Titania (A Midsummer Night’s Dream/Britten), Rosina (La finta semplice/Mozart), Amor (L’Anima del filosofo/Haydn), and Engel (Palestrina/Pfitzner). At the Salzburg Mozarteum she had her successful debuts as Amor (Orfeo ed Euridice/Gluck) and Ilia.

A passionate actress on the opera stage, Sarah Traubel has collaborated with eminent stage directors including Harry Kupfer, Jan Esslinger, Joan Anton Rechi, Paco Azorín, Nina Russi, and Jens-Daniel Herzog. In addition to her operatic work, she is also a successful oratorio and Lied performer. Her SONY Classical debut CD “Arias for Josepha” of Mozart and other virtuoso coloratura arias was released in 2020 and received worldwide critical acclaim, including a four-star review by Gramophone (“A colourful debut … Sublime.”). Her 2022 CD release „In meinem Lied“, together with pianist Helmut Deutsch (on Aparté), features songs by Liszt, Mahler, Strauss and Korngold.

Sarah Traubel, grandniece of legendary Metropolitan Opera diva Helen Traubel and of conductor Günter Wand, began her singing career in her hometown of Mannheim, Germany, at age seventeen. Following her studies at Universität der Künste in Berlin, she graduated from the Salzburg Mozarteum with distinction. Sarah also obtained a master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music in New York. In addition to her formation by Barbara Bonney in Salzburg, her studies with Francisco Araiza, Julie Kaufmann, and Angelika Kirchschlager were of particular importance for her further development. Today she works with Danielle Borst.

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