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.


That kept me very much alert for those two days until the opening night came. This production had an extra challenge:

I had to sing hanging from the ceiling with a 9 meter distance from the top to the bottom of the stage. With no stage rehearsal I jumped into this adventure, and so far I know it went well! 17th of February 2019 is a day for history in my career.

Next season I am going to be able to deepen Pamina role as there are many more shows to come, and working according to a plan is much appreciated.


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