The young German soprano Eva Zalenga is a two-time winner of the SWR Young Opera Stars 2023 and was awarded the Emmerich Smola Promotion Prize as well as the Orchestra Prize of the German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. As winner of the Vienna International Music Competition 2023, she was recently heard at the Musikverein/Vienna.
This year she will make her debut in Denmark at the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen as Sophie (Werther) and recently debuted at the Deutsche Oper Berlin as Adele in Die Fledermaus.
She has been a member of the ensemble of the Theater St. Gallen as well as the Theater Regensburg and has been engaged as a soloist by the Staatstheater Hannover, the Oper Leipzig, the Staatsoperette Dresden, the Theater Nordhausen, the Landesbühnen Sachsen and the Theater Dessau, among others.
At the Queen Sonja Competition 2021 she was one of a few worldwide selected participants in the semifinals and represented Germany. She also won the 49th National Singing Competition in Berlin and the International Singing Competition of the Rheinsberg Castle Chamber Opera.
One of her great passions is lied singing, which she intensively combines with pianist Doriana Tchakarova. Soon their debut CD will be released, which will include world premiere recordings and rarely recorded pieces of the Romantic period.
Born in Biberach (Baden-Württemberg), she received her first singing lessons at an early age. At the age of 14, she gained her first solo concert experience and was a prize winner at "Jugend musiziert". She completed her vocal studies at the conservatories in Dresden and Leipzig. Her training is complemented by master classes with Vesselina Kasarova, Rudolf Piernay, Christine Schäfer and Hedwig Fassbender, among others.
Eva Zalenga has been awarded numerous scholarships, including the Deutschlandstipendium, the Hermann Haake Stiftung, the Lotte Lehmann Akademie and received the Förderpreis der Theaterfreunde Regensburg as well as the Internationale Sächsische Sängerakademie.