Sarah Traubel on Mozart's first Queen of the Night

The young German soprano celebrates an inspirational singer, Josepha Hofer

Sarah Traubel makes her recorded debut for Sony Classical with an album entitled 'Arias for Josepha', the soprano who created the role of the Queen of the Night in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte ('The Magic Flute'). She's joined on the recording by the Prague Philharmonia conducted by Jochen Rieder and it's now available digitally.

In this latest Gramophone Podcast, Sarah Traubel talked to James Jolly about the programme and the various composers who wrote arias for Josepha, how she fills her time under lockdown and her two illustrious relatives.

You can listen to the Podcast below. To hear other Gramophone podcasts, or to subscribe for free to new editions, search for 'Gramophone Magazine' in your Podcast application of choice, or visit Gramophone's page at iTune

Photo: Harald Hoffmann

Listen to the complete album, 'Arias for Josepha', on Apple Music here:

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