Vera Schoenenberg,

Lecturer in Singing

  • Mirabellplatz 1
  • 5020 Salzburg

The German-born soprano Vera Schoenenberg began her musical career as an instrumentalist in the Musikhochschule in Cologne. While there she received her first singing lessons with Professor Klesie Kelly. Subsequently she studied opera with Professor Ingeborg Reichelt at the Robert-Schumann-Hochschule in Düsseldorf. Schoenenberg has coached with Bernd Weikl, Charles Spencer and Tamar Rachum and has performed in master classes with Richard Miller and Brigitte Fassbaender. Since 2008 she works regularly with Edita Gruberova.

Between 2001 and 2006 she was a regular performer in the Ulm Theatre. There she made her debut as Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata. Schoenenberg performs in many European opera houses, most recently the theaters of Basel and of Ulm.  Recent successes include performances of Elmire in Tartuffe by Marx and as Sylva Varescu in the Gypsy Princess . The latter role she sang with great success at the Operetta Festival Mörbisch 2002 which was broadcast by ORF, BR, ZDF and 3SAT. 

Her diverse repertoire also includes the roles of Helena in  A Midsummer Night's Dream, Lisa in The Land of Smiles, Josabeth in Handel's oratorio Athalia, Hannah Glawari in The Merry Widow, Micaela in Carmen, Eurydice in Orpheus in the Underworld, Nedda  in Pagliacci, the title role in Gluck's Armide, Ilia in Mozart's Idomeneo,  Salud  in La Vida Breve, Fiordiligi  in Cosi fan tutte, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Jenny in The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, and Countess Gabriele and Countess Maritza in the operetta Vienna Blood.

In addition, Vera Schoenenberg is in demand as a concert singer with performances in Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, Spain, Israel and Norway. She has appeared in numerous galas including the Herbert von Karajan Memorial Concert with Leo Nucci.  

In March 2009 she was named lecturer in voice at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg.