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Mario Lerchenberger studied singing with Tom Sol, Lied with Joseph Breinl, oratorio with Robert Heimann, conducting with Johannes Prinz, and vocal pedagogy/singing teaching at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. In the course of his studies he appeared on stage as Nemorino, Ferrando, Leopold (Im weißen Rössl) and Fenton (Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor).


Since 2019, the Carinthian tenor has been an ensemble member of the Graz Opera, where he has performed ao. Alfred (Die Fledermaus), The Man (Birtwistle: The Corridor), Steuermann (Der fliegende Holländer), Hans (Die verkaufte Braut), Kudrjasch (Katja Kabanova) and as tenor soloist in Britten's War Requiem as well as in concert performances as Ferrando (Così fan tutte) or Duca (Rigoletto). In the current season 2023/24, he sings ao. Macduff (Macbeth) and Asle (Eötvös: Sleepless) there.


His concert repertoire includes works such as Bach's Mass in B Minor, St John Passion, St Matthew Passion, Christmas Oratorio, Beethoven's Christ on the Mount of Olives, Britten's War Requiem, Dvorak's Requiem and Stabat Mater, Handel's Messiah, Haydn's Creation, Seasons and Stabat Mater, Mendelssohn's Lobgesang and Elijah, Mozart's Requiem, Orff's Carmina Burana, Rossini's Petite Messe solennelle or Verdi‘s Requiem.


Mario Lerchenberger has performed at the Salzburg Felsenreitschule, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Graz Musikverein, the International Bach Festival in Leipzig, the Bruckner Festival in Linz, the Musikwochen Millstatt and the arsonore, styriarte and La Strada festivals in Graz.

He attended master classes and workshops with Romualdo Savastano, Cheryl Studer, Chris Merritt and Emma Kirkby.


From the 2024/25 season he will be an ensemble member of the Semperoper Dresden.

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