‘A touching vocal tone coupled with strong, flexible presence and natural charisma’
That’s how the voice and personality of Lea Elisabeth Müller has been described.
The Austrian Mezzo-soprano was born in 1992 in Bregenz, Austria. Her classical vocal education began early in her music high school in cooperation with the conservatory in Feldkirch and Professor Ingeborg Dobozy. This was followed by a bachelors degree with Prof. Clemens Morgenthaler which was completed in 2015 with distinction.
In the following year, she moved to the Conservatoire of Music, Nürnberg to work with Prof. Susanne Kelling. From 2016, Lea studied with Prof. Lioba Braun at the Conservatoire for Music and Dance in Cologne where she successfully completed her Masters course in 2018.
Lea has received inspiring and important artistic impulses from Michael Gees and Kenneth Duryea and has worked with directors such as Oliver Klöter, Tamara Heimbrock, Michael Hampe and Gabriele Rech. She has taken part in a variety of operatic projects at the Bregenzer Festspiele and the Volksoper in Vienna, as well as concerts with Vokalwerk Nuremberg.
Lea has been engaged as a soloist at the Festival Beethoven@home in the Schumann-House Bonn, at the Bodenseefestival, with the Feldkirch Chamber Choir, the Sinfonietta of the Vorarlberger Symphony Orchestra, at the Landestheater in Bregenz, the International Gluck-Opern-Festspiele in Berching/Nuremberg, the Beethoven-Woche in Bonn, as well as a variety of concerts at home and abroad. Most recently she appeared in the opera ‘The Cunning Little Vixen’ by Janáček at Theater Aachen.
In June 2018, Lea Müller appeared as the alto soloist in Handel’s Oratorio ‘Messiah’ with Benjamin Lack as conductor. She also performs regular concerts with her accompanists Hanna Bachmann, Akiko Metzler and Eva-Maria Hamberger.
Lea Müller is a scholarship holder of the Richard-Wagner-Verband, Nuremberg.
She has taken part in masterclasses with Claudia Rüggeberg, Noëmi Nadelmann, Kurt Widmer, Gabriele Lechner, Clemens Morgenthaler, Miriam Feuersinger and Elisabeth Scholl.
In October 2018, Lea made her debut in the childrens’ opera ‘Schneewittchen’ (Snow White) – a production by the Wiener Taschenoper in the concert hall of the Vienna Boys’ Choir.