The Austrian sopran, Sonja Lutz, studied singing under Eva Klietmann-Bartfai and Martin Klietmann at the Vienna respectively Graz University of Art. She was awarded the degree of master with distinction and attended masterclasses by Adolf Dallapozza and Gottfried Hornik. She received an advanced vocal education from Gitta Gänsel-Gabriel (registered speech therapist and singer). In her thesis, she researched the artistic biography of star baritone Thomas Hampson and his thoughts about vocal pedagogy.
Her stage and concert repertoire comprises parts such as Pamina/Papagena/second lady in Die Zauberflöte by W.A. Mozart, Kurfürstin Marie in Der Vogelhändler by C. Zeller, Ottilie in Im weißen Rößl by R. Benatzky, Annamirl in Der fidele Bauer by L. Fall, Miss Mabel Gibson in Die Zirkusprinzessin by E. Kálmán, Sylva in Die Csárdásfürstin by E. Kálmán, Sonja in Der Zarewitsch” by F. Lehár, J. Haydn's Die Schöpfung, Johannes Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem, George Frideric Handel's Messiah, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, J.S. Bach Magnificat (BWV 243), M.A. Charpentier's Te Deum, Felix Mendelssohn's Elias / Knabe, F. Schubert's Magnificat as well as a broad repertoire of mass compositions by Joseph Haydn, Michael Haydn, W.A. Mozart, Johann Joseph Fux, H. I. F. Biber, Franz Schubert and Jehan Alain.
Sonja Lutz has worked with conductors and singers such as Kurt Streit, Alexander Kaimbacher, Klemens Sander, Alexander Puhrer, Johannes Chum, Andrea Fournier, Martin Fournier, Gernot Heinrich, Elfriede Höbarth, Gert Meditz, Markus Landerer, Nikolas Radulescu, Josef M. Döller, Ernst Wedam, Peter Planyavsky, the Philharmonic Academy Graz and Budapest´s Johann Strauß Orchestra.
As a soloist, Sonja Lutz has performed in the Stephaniensaal in Graz, in the Minoriten Cultural centre / Graz, in St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, in the Dom zu Graz, at the Robert-Stolz festival in Wroclaw/Poland, in the city theatre in Langenthal/Switzerland in the Canton of Bern, in Germany and in the Opera of Graz (Concert series “Counterpoints”/Contemporary Literature for Soprano and Tuba).
Sonja Lutz has been working as a lecturer in voice at the Joseph Haydn Conservatory of the Province of Burgenland in Eisenstadt since the academic year 2006, and since the academic year 2009 as a senior lecturer at the Institute 12 at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.