Cornelia Sonnleithner


Born in Vienna, the contralto began her studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna during her school years at the Musikgymnasium Wien, where she graduated with honors, as well as the course in Classical Operetta at the Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien. Master classes with KS Vesselina Kasarova and KS Robert Holl, among others, enriched her education. Currently, the singer is taking lessons with Uta Schwabe.Cornelia Sonnleithner was a finalist at the international competition “Klassikmania” in 2010 and at the Nico Dostal Competition in 2015. From 2012 to 2018 she was a member of the Vienna State Opera Chorus and can point to various solos, such as Lehrbub in “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg”, A Fisher Woman in “Peter Grimes”, Edelknabe in “Lohengrin”, Hen in “Das schlaue Füchslein” and Dienererin in “Elektra”. At the Salzburg Festival she appeared on stage as a peasant girl in “Le nozze di Figaro” and as a madrigalist in “Manon Lescaut”. In 2018, the singer sang Hansel in “Hansel and Gretel” in Ukraine and the Alte Oper Frankfurt in Germany.
In February 2019, she made her debut as Barbara Delaqua in “A Night in Venice” at the Vienna Volksoper. In April 2019, the contralto performed in the opera “Desire” by Beat Furrer (*1954) at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires (Argentina). In addition, Cornelia Sonnleithner performs nationally and internationally as a soloist on concert stages and in the context of church music events. Among others, she performed at the 2015 Haydn Festival in Eisenstadt in F. Schubert’s incidental music to “Rosamunde” under the direction of Adam Fischer, as well as at the 2015 Podium Festival, the 2018 Salzburg Aspekte Festival, the 2018 Bach Festival Budapest and the 2019 Klangfrühling. In June 2024 Cornelia Sonnleithner will perform the Coronation Mass by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and other works together with the Ensemble Péridot Salzburg under the direction of Peter Peinstingl.
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Cornelia Sonnleithner
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