In May 2021, Eva Zalenga will make her debut at Staatsoper Hannover, singing Kammerjungfrau in the new production of ter Schiphorst’s Die Gänsemagd. The soprano was a member of Theater St. Gallen, Switzerland, during the 2019/2020 season, where her repertoire included Lesní žínky 2 in Dvořák’s Rusalka under the baton of music director Modestas Pitrenas, followed in new productions by Leaena in Offenbach’s La belle Hélène and La Feé in Viardot’s Cendrillon. The premiere of Benjamin’s Lessons in Love and Violence (Witness 1, Singer 1, Woman 1) had to be canceled due to COVID-19.
In 2018, the German soprano made her debut with Oper Leipzig singing Contessa Ceprano in Verdi’s Rigoletto and was a guest artist at Theater Nordhausen and Theater Dessau singing Sesto in Handel’s Giulio Cesare. In 2020, she was to sing Sand- and Taumännchen in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel at Kammeroper Schloß Rheinsberg, a production canceled due to COVID-19.
Eva Zalenga made her operatic debut in 2016 singing Papagena in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte at Landesbühnen Sachsen. In collaboration with Philharmonie Dresden, she performed the title role in de Arriaga’s Die arabische Prinzessin in 2017 and has sung Papagena in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Barbarina in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro between 2017 and 2019 with Staatsoperette Dresden. Eva Zalenga worked with producers Axel Köhler, Philipp Moschitz, Vera Nemirova, Matthias Oldag and Ansgar Weigner.
The concert soloist has sung Franck’s Panis angelicus and Les Sept dernières paroles du Christ en Croix, Mozart’s Requiem, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and Schubert’s Mass in G and performed with conductors including Nicolas André, Matthias Foremny, Christoph Gedschold, Jan Michael Horstmann, Modestas Pitrenas, Andreas Schüller.
Prize of the Bundesverband Deutscher Gesangspädagogen: Bundeswettbewerb Gesang Berlin 2020
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Three questions to Eva Zalenga:
A composer: Bach
What was your calling to become a singer? When I was 7 years old, I disrupted my school lessons because I was singing to myself there, so my teacher recommended that my parents send me to singing lessons. After the first lesson, as I was skipping home holding my mother’s hand, I told her “I’m going to be an opera singer”.
To be a singer – in three words: fulfilment, strong nerves, perseverance.