Following engagements at Landestheater Coburg, Deutsche Oper Berlin and Staatstheater Braunschweig, the German-Ethiopian mezzo-soprano Sarah Ferede has been a member of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein ensemble since 2012. Guest engagements have taken her to houses including Staatsoper Hannover, the Komische Oper Berlin, Theater Bonn and Nationaltheater Mannheim. In the course of a busy international concert schedule, she has worked together with conductors including Adam Fischer, Enoch zu Guttenberg, Ulf Schirmer, Charles Dutoit, Kent Nagano and Stefan Soltesz. On the newly-released complete recording of Wagner’s ‘Der Ring des Nibelungen’ with the Duisburger Philharmoniker conducted by Axel Kober, she can be heard as both Sieglinde and Waltraute (‘Götterdämmerung’).
At the Deutsche Oper am Rhein she has made role debuts as Adalgisa (Bellini ‘Norma’), Charlotte (Massenet ‘Werther’) and Eboli (Verdi ‘Don Carlo’), and has also appeared as Hänsel and Gertrud (Humperdinck ‘Hänsel und Gretel’), Sieglinde (Wagner ‘Die Walküre’), Waltraute and 2nd Norn (Wagner ‘Götterdämmerung’), 2nd Lady (Mozart ‘Die Zauberflöte’), Santuzza (Mascagni ‘Cavalleria rusticana’) and Hippolita (Schreier ‘Schade, dass sie eine Hure war’).