The role profile of the tenor, born in Villach in 1992 and a member of the Graz Opera Studio, ranges from Claudio Monteverdi and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss. Outside of opera, Mario Lerchenberger can be heard in oratorios and as a lied singer. Another artistic mainstay is choral conducting.
About the artist
CARINTHIAN TENOR VOICE FOR GRAZ
Mario Lerchenberger studied singing with Tom Sol, Lied with Joseph Breinl and oratorio with Robert Heimann. He also studied choral conducting with Franz M. Herzog, conducting (focus on choir) with Johannes Prinz and vocal pedagogy. He attended master classes and workshops with Romualdo Savastano, Cheryl Studer, Chris Merritt, Marius Vlad, Brigitte Fassbaender and Emma Kirkby, among others.
As a singer he can be heard in concerts and opera productions at home and abroad: for example at the "International Bruckner Festival" in Linz, the early music festival "Song of Our Roots" in Jaroslaw (Poland), at "NeuesMusikTheater.graz", the "ZAMUS" (Centre for Early Music) in Cologne, the festivals styriarte and "La Strada" in Graz and in concerts and productions at KUG. In 2017 he was heard at KUG as Camille de Rosillon in Lehár's "Die lustige Witwe", and also performed as Tancredi in Monteverdi's "Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda" as part of Oper Graz's opera short event.
In February 2018 he sang Nemorino in Donizetti's "L'elisir d'amore", also at KUG, followed by Ferrando in Mozart's "Così fan tutte" in May of this year. In the 2018/19 season he embodied the 4th Jew in Richard Strauss' "Salome" at Oper Graz, where he was also heard in the opera short performance "Mario und der Zauberer". Since the 2019/20 season, Mario Lerchenberger has been a member of the Opera Studio at Oper Graz, where his previous roles have included Alfred in Johann Strauss' "Fledermaus". In the current 2020/21 season he will also embody the Steuermann in Richard Wagner's "Der fliegende Holländer" as well as Basilio in Mozart's "Le nozze di Figaro", among other roles. His concert repertoire includes both various masses (including those by Haydn, Mozart, Schubert and others. Mozart, Schubert) and a large number of songs, as well as works such as Bach's "St. John Passion", Handel's "Messiah" (also in the arrangement by W.A. Mozart), Rossini's "Petite Messe solennelle", Dvorak's "Stabat Mater", Orff's "Carmina Burana" or Ariel Ramírez's Misa Criolla.
At the conductor's podium
As a conductor, he devotes himself primarily to choral music, although numerous performances of orchestral masses and other choral-orchestral works are among his previous conducting activities. He conducts and coaches choirs and ensembles in the Graz area and is also in great demand as a voice coach for choirs due to his experience in this field.