has been engaged as a principal artist at Opera Bremen since 2004 and has been seen as Liu in Puccinis "Turandot", Susanna in Mozarts "Le Nozze di Figaro", Marie in Lortzings "Zar und Zimmermann", Sandrina in Mozarts "La Finta Giardinera", Melisande in Debussys "Pelleas et Melisande", Micaela in Bizets "Carmen", Gretel in Humperdincks "Hansel und Gretel", Clorinde in Rossinis "La Cenerentola" and Marzelline in Beethovens "Fidelio".
Upcoming performances in Bremen include Pamina in Mozarts "Die Zauberflöte", Tatiana in Tschaikovskys "Eugen Onegin" and Githa in Zemlinskys "Der Zwerg".
In 2009 Mrs. Lehner made her debut in Singapore under the baton of Kent Nagano singing the Fourth Maiden in Strauss' "Elektra". Along with her roles in Bremen, she also sang in concert with the Bavaria-Quebec Orchestra for the 400th Anniversary celebrations in Quebec. Mrs. Lehner also made her debut with the Deutsche Oper Berlin singing Papagena in "Die Zauberflöte" for their Aspendos International Summer Festival.
Her engagments with the Staatsoper "Unter den Linden" (Berlin) have included Papagena, Milli in Schrekers "Der ferne Klang", the Sheperd in Wagners "Tannhäuser" and Barbarina in Mozarts "Le Nozze di Figaro" under such conducters as M. Gielen, S. Weigle and D. Barenboim. Mrs. Lehner also recently performed in Schumanns "Manfred" under the baton of Ivor Bolton at the Salzburg Festival.
Mrs. Lehner's professional education includes a degree from the "Hanns Eisler" College of Music in Berlin, where she studied under Norma Sharp, Wolfram Rieger, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Julia Varady. She also practicipated in master classes with, among others, Hans Hotter and Inge Borkh. In Leipzig, Mrs. Lehner received the Manifold prize of "Young Musical Artist" in 1997. In the Berlin Competition for Singing she won the Walter Kaminsky Foundation prize in 1998 and the Franz Grothe prize in 2000. She also received the Berlin Salon prize in 2004. During her studies, Mrs. Lehner received the "live music now" scholarship from the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation, as well as a scholarship study from the Gotthard-Schierse Foundation.