The young Serbian-Hungarian mezzo soprano Irena Weber has been singing the role of Dorabella in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart‘s “Così fan tutte“ in the Munich Kammeroper since September 2018. In July 2018, she sang the same role at the Vienna Schlosstheater Schönbrunn in a production directed by KS Michael Schade. With the orchestra of the Munich Kammeroper, she also performed as a soloist in Rossini aria evenings unter the baton of Nabil Shehata and she sang in a Mozart project at Schloss Nymphenburg and as the alto in Mozart’s Requiem in Munich’s Allerheiligen-Hofkirche.
In spring 2018, she sang the role of Smaragda in Gottfried von Einem‘s opera “Der Tulifant“ in the Viennese MuTh concert hall, home to the Vienna Boys‘ Choir, and at Schloss Esterházy in Eisenstadt.
During a jury concert of the Friends of the Vienna State Opera in January 2018, she won the first prize of the Viennese George London Foundation and the audience award. Moreover, she sang Gustav Mahler‘s “Urlicht“ conducted by Erwin Ortner in the Schlosstheater Schönbrunn and performed the role of “Frau Welt“ in the cantata “Carmina Austriaca“ by Gerald Wirth at the MuTh. In March 2018, she sang Ludwig van Beethoven‘s 9th symphony at the Vienna Musikverein, and also in 2019 with the Philharmonie Südwestfalen.
Forthcoming engagements include being the alto soloist in Beethoven’s 9th symphony at the Vienna Musikverein, conducted by Gerald Wirth. Being the alto soloist in Mahler‘s 2nd symphony with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, conducted by Hannu Lintu and continuing with Mozart‘s “Così fan tutte“ at Munich‘s Kammeroper. She also has a scholarship for the Lied Academy of the “Heidelberger Frühling“ festival in 2020.
Irena Weber works with KS Univ.-Prof. Marjana Lipovšek and Alfred Burgstaller. She gained her Master’s degree in Lied and Oratorium from the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna, where she studied with Univ.-Prof. Florian Boesch.
On stage, she has already sung the roles of Cherubino in W. A. Mozarts “Le Nozze di Figaro“ and of Prince Orlofsky in Johann Strauß‘ “Die Fledermaus“ at the Schlosstheater Schönbrunn. She appeared as Die Dritte Dame in Mozart‘s “Die Zauberflöte“ in the Jennersdorf children’s opera
and in Horn. She has performed in numerous concerts in Austria, Germany, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, the Ukraine, Romania etc. She attended masterclasses with KS Marjana Lipovšek, Alfred Burgstaller,
KS Christa Ludwig and Ioan Holender and in 2014/15 received a scholarship from the Thyll-Dürr Foundation. In July 2014, she won second prize at the Ljuba-Welitsch competition in Vienna.
Irena Weber was born in Novi Sad, Serbia and from the age of 10, grew up in Hungary, where she studied the violin for many years , then took up singing lessons and received numerous prizes.