Austrian soprano, Donata Meyer-Kranixfeld, began her musical education at the age of seven at Les Ateliers des Arts Lilian Lambert in Brussels, Belgium. At the age of fourteen, she moved to Salzburg to continue her vocal training at the ART-ORG St. Ursula Salzburg. As a student, Donata participated in several projects such as the musical Tell me on a Sunday by Andrew Lloydd Webber and a performance at “Die Lange Nacht der Komponisten”. Donata began taking private singing lessons with Dr. Yvonne Hartinger in 2012 and in 2013 became a member of the Collegium Vocale Salzburg, an ensemble of the Bachgesellschaft Salzburg, and the Müllner Cantorey under the direction of Albert Hartinger.
With Collegium Vocale Salzburg, Donata has appeared as a soloist in several performances, including Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with L’Orfeo Barockorchester, conducted by Michi Gaigg, and Joseph Haydn’s Missa Nicolai.
In 2014 Donata enrolled in the preparatory course of the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg in the class of Albert Hartinger. She started her bachelor’s degree at the same university in 2017 in the class of Bernd Valentin. During her studies, Donata appeared in several opera productions, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Britten and Les contes d’Hoffmann by Offenbach.
In addition to her studies, Donata was a prize winner of the 38th Dušek competition in Prague in 2018. She also participated in the world premiere of Nils Urban Östlund’s children’s opera Pippi Langstrumpf in 2019 and Haydn’s Die Schöpfung with the Solistenvereinigung Mozarteum Salzburg under the direction of Hansjörg Albrecht.
In June 2021, Donata graduated with her bachelor’s degree and appeared as First Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte under the baton of Kai Röhrig and the direction of Alexandra Szemerédy and Magdolna Parditka. Donata started her Master’s degree at Unversität Mozarteum Salzburg in October 2021 in the class of Kai Röhrig and Rosamund. She appeared as Diana and Venus in Offenbach’s Orphée aux enfers in December of the same year.