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Biography Leonie Paulus

Austrian soprano Leonie Paulus is the winner of 3rd prize at Elina Garanča's ZukunftsStimmen Competition 2023 and the prizewinner for contemporary music at the Ada Sari Competition 2023.

Last season, she starred as Tatyana in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin and as Katinka in B. Smetana's "The Bartered Bride" at the Schönbrunn Palace Theater in Vienna. Further highlight roles were “The Little Prince” in Nikolaus Schapfl's opera at the SZENE Theater Salzburg, Austria in 2019 and Pamina in “The magic flute“ at the Jerusalem Summer Festival in Israel.

She focused on art songs during a master's degree in Lied at the University of Music and Theater in Munich. Further stages of her musical training included the Mozarteum in Salzburg and the Conservatory in St. Petersburg as well as the MDW Vienna, where she was also part of the opera class.