Shall I tell you ANOTHER story?

Thu. Juli 30th

7:30 pm (CET)
1:30 pm (EST)

Admission 20 €
Reduced 10 €
Streaming 10 €

Festival Pass 110 €
Streaming Pass 55 €

Shall I tell you ANOTHER story?

A journey full of longing and sensuality through the turn of the century, sprinkled with precious and beautiful rarities of English and German late Romanticism.

Sarah Wegener, soprano
Doriana Tchakarova, piano


Renowned singer Sarah Wegener and pianist Doriana Tchakarova played with pleasure together during their studies in Stuttgart. Now, they look forward to an opportunity to reunite in concert at Der Zwerg art song festival, where they present an interesting program of unique rareties.

Erich W. Korngold (1897–1957)

Lied vom Glück (Victor Clement)
aus der musikalischen Komödie „Die stumme Serenade“

Richard Strauss (1864–1949)

Das Rosenband op. 36, Nr. 1 (Ode von Klopstock)
Freundliche Vision op. 48, Nr. 1 (Otto Julius Bierbaum)

Joseph Marx (1882–1964)

Waldseligkeit (Richard Dehmel)

Max Reger (1873–1916)

Waldeinsamkeit op. 76, Nr. 3 (Volkslied aus Franken)

Engelbert Humperdinck (1854–1921)

Die Lerche (Adelheit Wette)
Die Schwalbe (Georg Christian Dieffenbach)

Liza Lehmann (1862–1918)

There are fairies at the bottom of our garden (Rose Fyleman)

Roger Quilter (1877–1953)

My life’s delight aus „Seven Elisabethan Lyrics“ (Thomas Campion)
To Daisies op. 8, Nr. 3 (Robert Herrick)
Now sleeps the crimson petal (Alfred Lord Tennyson)

Wolseley Charles (1889–1962)

Awake! Awake! (H. D. Banning)
The green eyed dragon (Greatrex Newman)


Franz Schubert (1797–1828)

Der Zwerg op. 22, Nr. 1 (Matthäus Casimir von Collin)
Wandrers Nachtlied op. 96, Nr. 3 (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Hugo Wolf (1860–1903)

Gebet aus „Mörike-Lieder“ (Eduard Mörike)

Aus „Italienisches Liederbuch“ (Paul Hayse)
Auch kleine Dinge
O wär dein Haus aus Glas
Du denkst mit einem Fädchen mich zu fangen
Wer rief dich denn?

Alexander Zemlinsky (1871–1942)

In der Sonnengasse aus „Zwei Brettl- Lieder“ (Arno Holz)

Arnold Schönberg (1874–1951)

Arie aus dem Spiegel von Arcadien aus „Brettl-Lieder“ (Emanuel Schikaneder)
Galathea (Frank Wedekind)

Joseph Marx (1882–1964)

Und gestern hat er mir Rosen gebracht (Th. Lingen)

Friedrich Hollaender (1896–1976)

Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuß auf Liebe eingestellt (Friedrich Hollaender)

Joseph Marx (1882–1964)

Hat dich die Liebe berührt (Paul Heyse)


Sarah Wegener | Foto: Marvin Stellmach
Doriana Tchakarova | Foto: Arne Morgner

Wegener’s ability cannot be disputed. The placement of her voice is flawless, she has the complete range of ambitious tone colour, superb timbre that still remains smooth even at a high volume, and perfect legato.
Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Sarah Wegener approaches every role with intensity, as if it were chamber music. She enthrals listeners with the richness and warmth of her voice, for example in performances of Mahler’s 8th Symphony under Eliahu Inbal in Hamburg and Kent Nagano in Montreal, as well as in her War and Peace programme shaped around works by Handel and Purcell, which she recently presented at the SWR Schwetzingen Festival. Her “marvellously radiant voice, as powerful as it is rich in colour” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) marks her out as a Lieder singer of the highest order, as shown on her highly-praised current CD Into the Deepest Sea. On the opera stage, she made successful debuts at the Royal Opera House in London and the Deutsche Oper Berlin in Georg Friedrich Haas’ Morgen und Abend.

Her remarkable versatility has ensured long-standing collaborations with her musical partners, such as the conductors Kent Nagano, Emilio Pomàrico, Peter Rundel, Tonu Kaljuste, Heinz Holliger and Frieder Bernius. Concerts and recitals have taken her to the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, the Rheingau Music Festival, the RuhrTriennale and the Handel Festival Halle, as well as the Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Tonhalle Zürich, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Philharmonie Köln, the Casa da Música Porto and the Bozar in Brussels. She has sung leading opera roles at the Wiener Festwochen, the Theater Bonn and the Staatstheater Saarbrücken.

Highly regarded as a performer of both classical and romantic repertoire, as well as contemporary compositions, Sarah Wegener recently sang Dvořak’s Stabat Mater and Haydn’s Sieben letzte Worte (Philippe Herreweghe, Orchestre des Champs-Élysées, Collegium Vocale Gent), Hans Werner Henze’s Floß der Medusa (Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Cornelius Meister) and, in a sensational concert in Graz, Strauss‘ Vier letzte Lieder. She has given the premiere of numerous works by Georg Friedrich Haas, including the opera Bluthaus, for which she was chosen as Singer of the Year in 2010 by Opernwelt magazine. With the NDR Symphony Orchestra under Thomas Hengelbrock she performed Dunkle Saiten by Jörg Widmann, who also dedicated the solo part in his work Labyrinth III to her; a recording of the work with the WDR Symphony Orchestra was released in summer 2018.

Sarah Wegener’s discography includes recordings of Korngold’s Die stumme Serenade, Schubert’s Lazarus and Mozart’s C minor Mass as well as Fauré’s Pélleas et Mélisande and Rossini’s Petite Messe solennelle.Into the Deepest Sea, her first Lieder recording with the pianist Götz Payer, was released in November 2017 on CAvi-music.

The 2017/18 season was crowned by Sarah Wegner’s debut at the Salzburg Festival under the direction of Kent Nagano, performing Penderecki’s St. Luke Passion with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal. This season, she will return to the Musikkollegium Winterthur, followed by a performance of Schoenberg’s Six Orchestral Songs with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie in Saarbrücken. Now a regular guest with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, she will return to the orchestra to perform Handel’s Messiah, as well as performing Mozart’s Requiem in February with the Bach-Collegium Stuttgart. With Le Concert Lorrain she will take Handel’s Brockes Passion on tour, and she will make her second appearance at the Elbphilharmonie with the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra under Kent Nagano, where Mahler’s 2nd Symphony and Ligeti’s Requiem will be on the programme.

Following her double bass studies, the British-German soprano studied singing with Prof. Jaeger-Böhm in Stuttgart and took part in masterclasses with Dame Gwyneth Jones and Renée Morloc.

Doriana Tchakarova was born in Varna, Bulgaria. She trained in Stuttgart, completing her Bachelor’s and Master’s diplomas in piano with Fernande Kaeser and Friedemann Rieger and studying in the lied class of Konrad Richter.

She has won numerous prizes, notably at the Dimitar Nenov International Piano Competition in Razgrad, with the cellist Krassimira Krasteva at the Fifteenth Franz Schubert International Competition in Italy and with the soprano Judith Erb at the Schubert Competition of the Concorso Internationale di Interpretazione Musicale Città di Racconigi in Italy.

Since October 2003 she has held a teaching position as a vocal coach at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart.
In addition, Doriana Tchakarova is active as an international chamber musician and lied pianist. She is in great demand as a répétiteur for numerous vocal masterclasses.

Her CDs with the sopranos Judith and Felicitas Erb of songs and duets by Robert Schumann, Hugo Kaun (world premiere recordings) and Louis Spohr attracted considerable attention in the specialist press. Another CD of duets by Felix Mendelssohn and Fanny Hensel met with an enthusiastic response throughout Europe and was nominated for the Echopreis in 2017.

Alongside Konstantin Krimmel she won the First Prize in the art song duo category at the Rising Stars Grand Prix International Music Competition in Berlin in May 2018. Since then she has performed with him as his regular pianist in leading concert venues in Berlin, Vienna, Barcelona, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Hanover, Heidelberg, Freiburg and Lugano.


Odeon der SMTT Sindelfingen
Wolboldstraße 21
71063 Sindelfingen

Handicap accessible

Public transportation: take S-Bahn S60 to Bahnhof Sindelfingen, and walk about 12 minutes to Odeon; or, take bus to Marktplatz, and walk about 3 minutes to Odeon.

Parking: Underground parking structures labeled: “Marktplatz”, “Rathaus” and “Stadthalle.”