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 Sayaka Shigeshima finished 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 without any effort needed for an impressive Erda, 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 the highly acclaimed debut of this tricky role, she prepared her way into the Dramatic repertoire.

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