The Munich-based soprano completed her vocal studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich with a Master’s degree in Lied. During this time Prof. Schwinghammer, Prof. Julian Prégardien, Rudi Spring and personal Tanja d’Althann were essential teachers. Anna-Lena Elbert maintains a busy concert schedule with a wide-ranging repertoire from Renaissance to modern, covering all the great oratorios by Bach, Handel, Mozart and Mendelssohn, among others. She has performed with orchestras such as the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hofkapelle Stuttgart, the Düsseldorf Symphonic Orchestra, the Berlin Baroque Soloists, the Porto Symphony Orchestra as well as the Budapest Symphonic Orchestra.
Already during her studies Anna-Lena Elbert had a special preference for early and new music and received important impulses from Christine Schornsheim, Kristin von der Goltz, Friederike Heumann, Konstantia Gourzi and Jan Müller-Wieland. She was a MozartLabor scholarship holder at the Mozartfest Würzburg and performed at the Schleswig Holstein Festival, the Rheingau Festival and musica viva in Munich.
Her operatic repertoire includes roles such as Adele (“Die Fledermaus”), Adina (“L’elisir d’amore”), Norina (“Don Pasquale”), Pamina and Queen of the Night (“The Magic Flute”). Anna-Lena Elbert is a regular guest at the Opernfestspiele Heidenheim and made her debut at the Bavarian State Opera in 2020 in the leading role of a children’s opera (debut performance). In May 2022 she also debuted at the Salzburger Festspiele. Anna-Lena Elbert has a special passion for chamber music and Lied. Individual programming and a lively and intensive musical exchange with her duo partners is her focus. In 2019, together with Kota Sakaguchi, she was a prizewinner of the Richard Strauss Lied Competition, as well as the international Helmut Deutsch Lied Competition, and regularly gives recitals, for instance at the Schubertíada in Spain.