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Sarah Traubel: Bio

Sarah Traubel, grandniece of legendary Metropolitan Opera diva Helen Traubel and of conductor Günter Wand, started her singing career in her hometown of Mannheim, Germany, at age seventeen. Following her studies at Universität der Künste in Berlin, she then 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, Angelika Kirchschlager and Danielle Borst were of particular importance for her further development.

In 2020, Sarah Traubel will appear as Queen of the Night ( Die Zauberflöte / Mozart) at the Festival de Beaune, in Jerusalem and at Musikfest Bremen, among others. She made her début at Theater Freiburg, where she is currently a member of the ensemble, in the 2016/17 season as Queen of the Night. During the 2018/19 season she successfully sang her role début as Donna Anna ( Don Giovanni / Mozart). In Darmstadt she sang Ilia ( Idomeneo / Mozart), Frankfurt saw her highly successful début in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 earlier this season, leading to an immediate invitation to return with this work. In 2019 Ms. Traubel performed Mozart and Haydn concert arias together with The English Concert, to great critical acclaim.

Her 2020 role débuts include the role of Contessa in a new production of Le Nozze di Figaro , and in Mahler's Symphony No. 4. Ms. Traubel won international acclaim when she stepped in at short notice at Zurich Opera for Eva Mei as Konstanze, in a gala performance of Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio . Since then, she has collaborated with leading conductors including Daniele Gatti, Ingo Metzmacher, and Adam Fischer.

At Zurich Opera, Ms. Traubel 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. Among her important roles are those of Cleopatra ( Giulio Cesare / Handel), Aspasia ( Mitridate, Re di Ponto / Mozart), Giunia ( Lucio Silla / Mozart), Juliette ( Roméo et Juliette / Gounod), Manon ( Manon/ Massenet), and Sophie ( Der Rosenkavalier / Strauss).

A passionate actress on the opera stage, Sarah Traubel has collaborated with eminent stage directors including Harry Kupfer, Jan Esslinger, Joan Anton Rechi, Nina Russi, and Jens-Daniel Herzog. In addition to her operatic work, she is also a successful oratorio and Lied performer, appearing at major international festivals suchs as Musiktage Mondsee and the Haydn Festival at Brühl Castle. Her debut CD Arias for Josepha , an album of Mozart and other virtuoso coloratura arias written for Mannheim-born Josepha Hofer, Mozart's sister-in-law and first Queen of the Night, will be released in March 2020 (SONY Classical).

Sarah Traubel, grand niece of the legendary Metropolitan Opera diva Helen Traubel and the conductor Günter Wand, began her stage career at the age of seventeen in her native Mannheim. Subsequently, she completed her vocal studies at the University of the Arts in Berlin, at the Salzburg Mozarteum, which she graduated with distinction, and at the Manhattan School of Music in New York. In addition to studying with Barbara Bonney in Salzburg, studies with Francisco Araiza, Angelika Kirchschlager and Danielle Borst were essential for her further path.

In 2020 Sarah Traubel can be experienced as Queen of the Night in Mozart's Magic Flute at the Festival de Beaune, the Bremen Music Festival and with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. Sarah Traubel was first seen at the Freiburg Theater in 2016, also as Queen of the Night. In the 2018/19 season she made her role debut there as Donna Anna ( Don Giovanni / Mozart), which was celebrated by the press and the public . The equally celebrated role debut as Contessa ( Le Nozze di Figaro/ Mozart). In Frankfurt she sang for the first time in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, which led to an immediate re-invitation to this part. In 2020 Sarah Traubel will also make her debut with the soprano part in Mahler's Symphony No. 4. With The English Concert she could be experienced at the Haydn Festival 2019 in a program with concert arias by Haydn and Mozart.

Sarah Traubel attracted international attention when she stepped in for Eva Mei as a constant at a gala performance of Mozart's abduction from the Seraglio at the Zurich Opera House . Since then she has worked with leading conductors such as Daniele Gatti, Ingo Metzmacher and Adam Fischer. At the Zurich Opera House she was also Queen of the Night ( Die Zauberflöte / Mozart), Titania ( A Midsummer Night's Dream / Britten), Rosina ( La finta semplice / Mozart), Amor ( L'Anima del filosofo / Haydn) and Engel ( Palestrina / Pfitzner) to experience. As Cupid ( Orfeo ed Euridice/ Gluck) she made her role debut in Salzburg just as successfully as Ilia ( Idomeneo / Mozart). Her most important roles include Cleopatra ( Giulio Cesare / Handel), Aspasia ( Mitridate, Re di Ponto / Mozart), Giunia ( Lucio Silla / Mozart), Juliette ( Roméo et Juliette / Gounod), Manon ( Manon / Massenet) and Sophie ( The Rosenkavalier / Strauss).

The passionate stage actress Sarah Traubel has worked with outstanding directors such as Harry Kupfer, Joan Anton Rechi, Jan Esslinger, Nina Russi and Jens-Daniel Herzog. In addition to the opera stage, she is also in demand as an oratorio and song singer and has repeatedly been a guest at important festivals such as the Musiktage Mondsee and the Haydn Festival at Schloss Brühl. Her debut CD Arias for Josepha with opera and concert arias , written for Josepha Hofer, Mozart's sister-in-law and first queen of the night, will be released in March 2020 (SONY Classical).

1 The Tyroler Wastl, No. 18  
2 Il natal d'Apollo, Act 2  
3 The Magic Flute, K.620, Act 2  
4 Le Nozze di Figaro, K.492, Act 2  
5 The mirror of Arcadia  
6 The Abduction from the Seraglio, K.384, Act 2  
7 The Magic Flute, K.620, Act 1  
8 The Labyrinth, or The Magic Flute Part Two, Act 1  
9 Gerl: The two antones  
10 Oberon, King of the Elves  
11 Le Nozze di Figaro, K.492, Act 3  
12 'The holy spring is already laughing' Concert Aria, K.580  
13 Il natal d'Apollo, Act 1: "Ove son?  
14 La Clemenza di Tito, K.621, Act 1  
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With her debut album »Arias for Josepha« the young German soprano Sarah Traubel pays musical tribute to the 18th century coloratura world star Josepha Hofer (1758-1819). On her first CD, Sarah Traubel compiled and recorded 14 arias, most of which have been written for and sung by the legend of the high notes, including numerous world premiere recordings. The CD will be released by SONY Classical and will be available available from 6 March 2020 on digital platforms like Spotify, Apple Music and amazon.

On the debut album, rarities meet with the most famous arias of opera and concert literature. In addition to the coloratura parts par excellence – »Der Hölle Rache« and »O zittre nicht« from Mozart's »Die Zauberflöte« – Sarah Traubel presents five world premiere recordings by composers, some of whom are partly-forgotten today, such as Jacob Haibel, Franz Xaver Süßmayr, Vincenzo Righini, Peter von Winter, Paul Wranitzky as well as Benedikt Schack and Franz Xaver Gerl. Sarah Traubel is accompanied by the PKF-Prague Philharmonia under the baton of Jochen Rieder and mezzo-soprano Deniz Uzun, with whom she performs the Mozart duet »Ah perdona al primo affetto« from his opera »La Clemenza di Tito«.

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