Mario Lerchenberger | Tenor
“Frenetic acclaim for Mario Lerchenberger, vocally and as an actor – the Bravi for him were numerous and well-deserved – elegantly designed legato bows – excellent technique – effortlessly over the orchestra – a stunningly good, Bayreuth-mature Steuermann – outstanding …”
In the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons Austrian tenor Mario Lerchenberger was member of the opera studio of the Graz Opera, where he has been on stage as Alfred in Johann Strauss’ Fledermaus, Basilio in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro or The Man in Harrison Birtwhistle’s The Corridor. He is currently member of the Graz Opera ensemble and in the season 2021/22 he can be seen as Mastro Trabuco in Verdi’s La forza del destino or as Steuermann in Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman.
In 2017 he performed at the KUG as Camille de Rosillon in Lehár’s The Merry Widow, besides as part of the OpernKurzgenuss at Oper Graz as Tancredi in Monteverdi’s Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda. In February 2018 he sang – also at the KUG – Nemorino in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, followed in May of this year by Ferrando in Mozart’s Così fan tutte. In the 2018/19 season he embodied the 4th Jew in Richard Strauss’ Salome at Graz Opera, where he could also be heard in the short opera Mario and the Magician. Since the 2019/20 season, Mario Lerchenberger has been a member of the opera studio at the Graz Opera, where he has performed roles including Alfred in Johann Strauss’ Fledermaus, Steuermann in Richard Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman and Basilio in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro.
His concert repertoire includes various masses (among others by Haydn, Mozart, Schubert), as well as a large number of songs, as well as works such as Bach’s St. John Passion, Handel’s Messiah (also in an arrangement by WA Mozart), Rossini’s Petite Messe solennelle, and Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, Orff’s Carmina Burana or Ariel Ramírez’ Misa Criolla.
He attended master classes and workshops with Romualdo Savastano, Cheryl Studer, Chris Merritt, Marius Vlad, Brigitte Fass bands and Emma Kirkby, among others.
As a conductor he devotes himself primarily to choral music, although his previous conducting activities also include numerous performances of orchestral masses and other choral-orchestral works. He leads and coaches choirs and ensembles in the Graz area and is in great demand as a voice trainer for choirs due to his experience in this area.
Mario Lerchenberger studied singing with Tom Sol at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (KUG), as well as song with Joseph Breinl and oratorio with Robert Heimann. He also studied choral conducting with Franz M. Herzog, conducting (focus on chorus) with Johannes Prinz and vocal pedagogy.
Austroconcert represents Mario Lerchenberger worldwide
Der junge Tenor Mario Lerchenbergerverfügt über eine strahlend helle Stimme. Dank phänomenaler Technik und feinem Legato gelingt es ihm mühelos, sich an Bord des sturmumtosten Schiffes gegenüber dem mächtig aufrauschenden Orchester zu behaupten. Bewundernswert auch sein zunehmendes Entsetzen, als er miterleben muss, wie die von ihm heimlich angebetete Senta von ihrem Vater an den Holländer verschachert wird. Ein auch darstellerisch überzeugender Tenor mit Zukunft, der beim Schlussapplaus auch entsprechend gefeiert wird. (onlinemerker.com, 1.5.2022)