Sayaka Shigeshima

"...Sayaka Shigeshima was impressive as Venus with her sophisticated, never jarring voice despite this tricky and slightly hysterical role."

The Japanese mezzo-soprano finished her studies at the University for Music and Theatre in Munich and was engaged as ensemble member of the Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar directly afterwards. With a voice like an alto, she can handle the low notes needed for an impressive Erda without any effort, but her agile voice also has the bright height to sing Annina, Octavian, Prinz Orlovsky, Marcellina, Charlotte, Mrs. Quickly, Flora, Olga and Suzuki. In April 2018, she sang her first Venus in the new production of ‘Tannhäuser’ in Weimar. With this highly acclaimed debut, she prepared her way right into the Dramatic repertoire.

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