Serena Saenz jumps in as Pamina

¡Short notice jump in! As member of the Staatsoper Berlin International Opera Studio, I was due to sing Papagena in the new production of Yuval Sharon’s production of Die Zauberflöte in all the shows, when at very short notice, I mean it was just two days before Premiere during the general rehearsal, that I was asked to jump in as Pamina to for the opening night because the great Anna Prohaska had laringitis and was undisposed.

You can imagine how I felt… immensely honored by the opportunity I was just being given, a main role debut in Staatsoper Berlin with only 24 years old conducted by Alondra de la Parra.