The young German soprano Eva Zalenga has been awarded with the Special Prize of the 49th Federal Singing Competition Berlin 2020 and is winner of the International Singing Competition of the Chamber Opera Schloss Rheinsberg 2020.
In the 2019/2020 season, she joined the ensemble of Theater St. Gallen (Switzerland), where she made her house debut as the Second Nymph in Dvořák's "Rusalka" under the baton of principal conductor Modestas Pitrenas. This was followed by, among others, Leaena in Offenbach's "Die schöne Helena" and La Feé in Viardot's "Cendrillon" in new productions.
Guest engagements have taken Eva Zalenga to the Leipzig Opera as Countess Ceprano in Verdi's "Rigoletto", to the Staatsoperette Dresden as Papagena in Mozart's "The Magic Flute" and as Barbarina in Mozart's "Le nozze di Figaro", as well as to the Theater Nordhausen and to the Theater Dessau where she performed as Sesto in Handel's "Giulio Cesare". In collaboration with the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra she sang the title role in Arriaga's "The Arabian Princess. In 2016 she made her operatic debut as Papagena in Mozart's "The Magic Flute" at the Landesbühnen Sachsen.
In the course of her busy concert schedule, the soprano has already been heard as a soloist in the Kulturpalast Dresden and in the Königsberg Cathedral in Kaliningrad (Russia) together with the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2021, she will also be heard in Franck's "Panis angelicus" in Dornbirn and in Fauré’s “Requiem”.
Eva Zalenga was born in Biberach (Germany) and received her first singing lessons at an early age. At the age of 14, she gained her first solo concert experience and was award winner at "Jugend musiziert". She began her vocal studies at the Academy of Music in Dresden with Prof. Edward Randall and KS. Olaf Bär and successfully made her master’s degree at the Academy of Music in Leipzig with Prof. Caroline Stein. Her training is complemented by master classes with Vesselina Kasarova, Rudolf Piernay, Christine Schäfer and Hedwig Fassbender.
In 2020, she received scholarships from the Lotte Lehmann Academy as well as from the Hermann Haake Foundation, was awarded with the German National Scholarship (Deutschlandstipendium) in 2019, is scholarship award winner of the „International Saxon Singers Academy“ in 2017 and received a grant from the Talentschmiede Dresden in 2016.