The young mezzosoprano Alice Lackner is internationally acclaimed as an opera, concert and song performer.
Alice Lackner, born in Munich, studied with Prof. Kunz-Eisenlohr at the Musikhochschule Köln/Aachen until 2015 and worked with teachers such as Brigitte Fassbaender, Gerd Uecker, Robert Holl, Ulrich Eisenlohr and Sami Kustaloglu. She received a scholarship from the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and won prizes at the “Podium junger Gesangssolisten” competition in Essen (2015), the “cantatebach!” competition in Greifswald (2017) as well as the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg (2019).
Alice Lackner worked as a soloist with orchestras such as the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the Russian National Orchestra of Kaliningrad, the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt (Oder), or the L'Orfeo Barockorchester. In June 2019, she gave her debut in the Berlin Philharmonie with Lili Boulanger's "Psalm 130: Du fond de l'abîme". In September 2019, she performed in Richard Strauss' "Die Frau ohne Schatten" at the Musikfest Berlin and the George-Enescu-Festival Bukarest, together with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester, the Rundfunkchor Berlin and Vladimir Jurowski. In January 2020, Alice Lackner sang Mahler's 4th symphony at the Konzerthaus Berlin together with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester and Vladimir Jurowski.
Her core repertoire on the concert stage includes works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Friedrich Händel, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Recent performances have also included lesser known concert repertoire such as Requiems by Maurice Duruflé or Franz von Suppè, the Membra Jesu Nostri (Dietrich Buxtehude) or the Sieg des Glaubens (Ferdinand Ries).
As an opera singer, Alice Lackner recently performed the role of Nancy in Friedrich von Flotow's "Martha" as a laureate of the Rheinsberg Kammeroper Festival. Furthermore, while still in her studies, she performed various soloist parts at the Theater Aachen, in operas such as Rusalka (Antonín Dvořák), Les Brigands (Jacques Offenbach) or Jenufa (Leoš Janáček).
With respect to the art song, Alice Lackner works on a regular basis with the pianist Imke Lichtwark in Berlin. Next to their standard repertoire of German romantic songs, they set their focus on foreign-language repertoire (such as Slavic or French) as well as contemporary music.
Alice Lackner is a frequent guest in various vocal ensembles such as the RIAS Kammerchor, the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the SWR Vokalensemble, the Berliner Rundfunkchor, the NDR Chor and the MDR Chor.
Futhermore, she recently founded the Berlin-based trio meZZZovoce, with which she explores repertoire for three mezzosoprano-voices from the renaissance up to contemporary music.
Alice Lackner holds a Master's degree in sociology and has been working as a research assistant since 2017 at the Berlin-based ZOiS (Centre for East European and International Studies) .