sonja westermann

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Sonja Maria Westermann studied with professors Ingrid Haubold and Leandra Overmann at the music colleges in Karlsruhe and Würzburg, and afterwards with Beatrice Bianco in Bologna. She attended master classes of Cheryl Studer, Laurence Dale, Gianluca Zampieri and Maris Skuja.
She was a finalist in the International Singing Competition Passau.
 

In 2013 she made her debut as Fiordiligi in COSÌ FAN TUTTE, followed by Rosalinde in DIE FLEDERMAUS at the Castle Festival Zwingenberg.

 

Numerous engagements followed in which she sang central roles of her fach such as:
Desdemona in Verdi's OTELLO, Marguerite in Gounod's FAUST, Contessa di Almaviva in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Verdi’s LUSIA MILLER (for which she got very good reviews by operatic press and public and was interviewed by the opera magazine ORPHEUS),
Kurfürstin in Zeller’s DER VOGELHÄNDLER, again ROSALINDE, Leo Fall’s MADAME POMPADOUR, Carlotta in Millöcker’s GASPARONE and
Evelyne Valera in Raymond’s MASKE IN BLAU 

at the theaters of Hof, Plauen-Zwickau and Dresden State Operetta.

 

She was engaged as Helmwige in DIE WALKÜRE in the Tyrolean Festival in Erl under Gustav Kuhn and covered at the Baden State Theatre Karlsruhe the title role in VERLOBUNG IM TRAUM by Hans Krása. She was heard as Third Norn and Woglinde in DIE GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG in Leipzig under the direction of David Timm as well as in BEETHOVEN'S 9TH SINFONIE at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig and VERDI's REQUIEM in the St. Thomas Church. 


2017 she holds the scholarship of the Association Richard Wagner while studying new roles of the spinto repertoire.