The young German soprano Eva Zalenga is a prizewinner at SWR Young Opera Stars 2023 and was awarded the Emmerich Smola Förderpreis as well as the Orchestra Prize of the German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. This year she will make her debut in Denmark at the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen as Sophie (Werther), among others, and recently made her debut at the Deutsche Oper Berlin as Adele in Die Fledermaus. She is currently an ensemble member at the Theater Regensburg, where she has appeared in the roles of Susanna (Le nozze di figrao), Adele (Die Fledermaus) and Sophie (Werther). In the 22/23 season, she will be heard here as Sophie (Weiße Rose), Fräulein Bürstner (Der Prozess), as well as the Blue Fairy (Pinocchio), among others.
At the Queen Sonja Competition 2021 she was one of a few worldwide selected participants in the semifinals and represented Germany. She emerged as a prize winner of the 49th National Singing Competition in Berlin as well as the winner of the international singing competition of the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg. In the 19/20 season she was a member of the ensemble of the Theater St. Gallen and was also engaged as a soloist at such houses as the Staatstheater Hannover, the Leipzig Opera, the Dresden State Operetta, the Theater Nordhausen, the Landesbühnen Sachsen and the Theater Dessau.
She has a great passion for Lied singing, which she combines intensively with the pianist Doriana Tchakarova. In the course of her busy concert schedule, she has performed as a soloist in the Kulturpalast Dresden as well as in the Königsberg Cathedral in Kaliningrad (Russia) together with the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, among others.
Eva Zalenga was born in Biberach (Baden-Württemberg) and 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 began her vocal studies at the Academy of Music in Dresden with Prof. Edward Randall and KS. Olaf Bär and continued her studies in the Master's program 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.
The soprano was awarded the Deutschlandstipendium and received the sponsorship prize of the Theaterfreunde Regensburg as well as the Internationale Sächsische Sängerakademie. She is a scholarship holder of the Lotte Lehmann Academy, the Talentschmiede Dresden and the Hermann Haake Foundation.