Daniela Lehner mezzo-soprano

Austrian mezzo-soprano Daniela Lehner studied in Linz, Vienna, the Mozarteum Salzburg and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. In 2008 she received a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award and was a member of the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists scheme.

Daniela’s symphonic engagements include Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the London Symphony Orchestra under Bernard Haitink, Ramiro in La Finta Giardiniera with the Academy of Ancient Music under Richard Egarr in London and Paris, Mozart’s Requiem under Sir Colin Davis in Barcelona and with the BBC Philharmonic under Juanjo Mena, Mozart and Handel arias with the Wiener Kammerorchester at Wiener Konzerthaus, Berio’s Folk Songs with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Diego Masson, Zemlinsky and Wolf with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under Takuo Yuasa, Spanish songs and Zarzuela with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Josep Pons, Zemlinsky’s Maeterlinck-Lieder with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under Kazushi Ono and Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde at the Berlin Philharmonie.

A committed recitalist, Daniela has appeared at the Carnegie Hall, Philharmonie Berlin, Wigmore Hall, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, De Singel Antwerp, the Klavier Festival Ruhr, Kölner Philharmonie, as well as the Aldeburgh, Cheltenham, Chichester, City of London, Oxford Lieder, Danube and Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festivals and BBC Proms. She has worked with leading pianists such as Mitsuko Uchida, Stephen Kovacevich, Graham Johnson and Roger Vignoles. Since 2005 Daniela has worked closely with pianist José Luis Gayo. Apart from conventional repertoire, the duo also enjoys exploring lesser known German, Spanish and Latin-American works.

Operatic highlights include the role of Hermia in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Royal Opera House,  her role debut as Idamante in Idomeneo at Grange Park Opera, Dvořák’s Stabat Mater with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Handel recitals with Richard Egarr and Dixit Dominus with the Academy of Ancient Music (AAM) and Kings College Choir, Cambridge. Daniela has also performed Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis on tour with the Monteverdi Choir under John Eliot Gardiner, and with the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, Mozart’s Requiem under Christoph Eschenbach with the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington and with the London Symphony Orchestra.

Recent and future plans include Mozart’s Requiem with Richard Egarr in La Coruna, L’Orfeo with the Academy of Ancient Music at the Barbican, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in Edinburgh, Missa Solemnis with the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 with the AAM and Vivaldi’s Gloria at the Royal Festival Hall for Raymond Gubbay.

Daniela Lehner's past performances