Sarah Traubel, grandniece of legendary Metropolitan Opera diva Helen Traubel, 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, with whom she continues to closely collaborate to this day, her studies with Francisco Araiza, Julie Kaufmann, and Angelika Kirchschlager were of particular importance for her further development. Since 2017, Sarah Traubel is working with Danielle Borst.
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, honouring the departing Zurich opera director Alexander Pereira. Since then, she has collaborated with leading conductors including Daniele Gatti, Ingo Metzmacher, and Adam Fischer. At the 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).
In Salzburg she had her successful debuts as Amor (Orfeo ed Euridice/Gluck) and Ilia (Idomeneo/Mozart). Among her important roles are those of Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare/Händel), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni/Mozart), Aspasia (Mitridate, Re di Ponto/Mozart), Giunia (Lucio Silla/Mozart), Juliette (Roméo et Juliette/ Gounod), Manon (Manon/Massenet), Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier/Strauss), Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos/ Strauss), and Fiakermilli (Arabella/Strauss). In 2016, Sarah Traubel first appeared at Theater Freiburg; during the 2018/19 season, she will sing Donna Anna (Don Giovanni/Mozart) in Freiburg.
A passionate actress on the opera stage, Sarah Traubel has collaborated with eminent stage directors including Harry Kupfer, Jan Esslinger, 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; this season will see her debut at the Mariinsky Festival in Sankt Petersburg. A CD of Mozart and Haydn arias will be released in 2019.