Jürgen Sacher


Jürgen Sacher
Opera singer
Jürgen Sacher was born in Augsburg, where he pursued his vocal studies at the Hochschule für Musik under the guidance of Kammersängerin Leonore Kirschstein and qualified as an opera and concert singer. He also completed his studies there, studying Catholic church music and earning a qualification as a private music teacher. In that same year, he received his first invitation to make a radio recording from WDR in Cologne. His first contract was with Theater Heidelberg, where he worked for two years before spending three seasons at Opernhaus Dortmund. Since 1991 he has been a member of the company of Staatsoper Hamburg. There, his repertoire started off with spieltenor roles like David, Pedrillo, Fenton, the Dancing Master and the Young Servant, and then expanded into Mozart's lyric tenor roles while also developing as a character tenor. He has worked with such conductors as Claudio Abbado, Kent Nagano, Semyon Bychkov, Horst Stein, Christian Thielemann, Ingo Metzmacher, Micael Boder, Kirill Petrenko and Simone Young. He has made guest appearances at the Berliner Staatsoper, Milan's La Scala and the Salzburg Festival, in addition to performing in Japan, Vienna, Brussels, Barcelona, Copenhagen and Amsterdam. Attesting to his versatility are innumerable television and radio appearances, record recordings and concert performances. He has received scholarships from the Richard Wagner Society and Staatsoper Hamburg. In the new Hamburg production of Wagner's Ring, he sang Mime and Loge in Das Rheingold and Mime in Siegfried. His portrayal of David in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg was highly acclaimed.