Biografie (en)

The mezzo-soprano Marlene Lichtenberg was born in South Tyrol / Italy.

After her education as a primary school teacher, she studied singing at the Mozarteum Salzburg and at the Janacek Academy Brünn / Czech Republic with Mr. Richard Novak and choral conducting with Mr. Lubomir Matl. Marlene Lichtenberg is currently working with Mrs. KS Brigitte Eisenfeld in Berlin.

The mezzo-soprano gained her first on-stage experiences in Catania as 1.Maid / Elektra under the direction of Will Humburg, in Turin as Maddalena / Rigoletto, in Kosice as Ulrica / Un Ballo in maschera under Peter Dvorsky, in Liberec as Carmen / Carmen, and in Bad Hersfeld as Fenena / Nabucco. As an ensemble member of the Staatstheater Cottbus, Marlene Lichtenberg takes over principal roles such as Amneris, Carmen, Orfeo and Hansel, among others.

In the coming season, the singer will give guest performances at the State Theater in Innsbruck as Ulrica and at the Theater Ulm as Amneris. She also sings the roles Leonore (La Favorita, G.Donizetti) and Eboli (Don Carlos, G.Verdi) at the State Theater Cottbus.

The magazine “Die Opernwelt” (The opera world) called her “one of the greatest hopes in the contralto line” after her grandiose success as Erda, Waltraute and the first Norn. Marlene Lichtenberg accepted the invitations of the National Theater Riga, taking over the role of Carmen, the National Theater of Sofia, performing Ulrica and the Theater Lübeck performing Zia Principessa. After her first season, the State Theater Cottbus awarded her the Max Grünbaum Prize for Young Artists.

In addition to her work as an opera singer, she is a sought-after recital and concert singer. Some concert highlights are the Mezzo-Soprano parts in the Messa da Requiem (G.Verdi) in Strasbourg and Dido (Jan Novak) with the Brünner Philharmonic (CZ). At the Music Festival in Dresden, she sang the angel in Elgar’s Oratorium “The Dream of Gerontius” under the direction of Roderich Kreile and the alto part in St John Passion (J.S.Bach) directed by Will Humburg. At the Brandenburg Summer Concerts, Marlene Lichtenberg achieved great success as a Mahler interpreter, performing his 2nd and 3rd symphonies.