The German mezzo-soprano, Stefanie Irányi, grew up in the Chiemgau area of Bavaria. She studied at the University Music School (Musikhochschule) in Munich and was a prize-winner of many music competitions, including the International Robert Schumann Competition in Zwickau and the National Song Competition in Berlin.

In 2006, during her studies, she had a successful debut at the opera house in Turino, Italy, in a new production of Giancarlo Menotti's "The Consul". This was followed by engagements at opera houses in Palermo, Turino, Naples, Parma and Venice, where she was heard in operas by Vivaldi, Mozart, Verdi and Wagner.

With her wide range of repertoire, from Baroque through late Romantic periods, she is a welcome guest on international stages such as the Vienna Konzerthaus and Musikverein, the Herkulessaal and Philharmonie in Munich, Suntory Hall in Tokyo and the Paris Théâtre des Champs-Elysées.

Stefanie Irányi has worked together with conductors such as Hansjörg Albrecht, Bruno Bartolotti, Fabio Biondi, Asher Fisch, Raphael Frühbeck de Burgos, Martin Haselböck, Michael Güttler, Zubin Mehta, Peter Schreier and Jeffrey Tate.

The mezzo-soprano has a special love of German art song. Mostly accompanied by Helmut Deutsch, she has given song recitals at various festivals in Austria and Germany, at the "Schubertiades" in Barcelona and Vilabertran, as well as in Perth.

About a performance of Wagner's "Wesendonck-Lieder", which are seldom heard in Israel, the newspaper "Haaretz" wrote:
"...Stefanie Irányi is a wonderful singer. It was pure pleasure to listen to her. Her lovely sounding voice and her natural musicality give expression to every syllable..."

In December 2014 Stefanie Iranyi has represented Germany in a memorial concert to WW1 which took place in the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, in performance of Verdi's Requiem with the Russian State Orchestra and chorus.

During the 2014-15 season, she is a guest with the Nuremberger Symphony in Verdi's "Requiem", with the Munich Bach Chorus in Bach's "Christmas Oratorio", with the Verdi Orchestra of Milano in Beethoven's 9th Symphony, with the Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra with songs from Gustav Mahler's "Knaben Wunderhorn", with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra in an operetta evening, and with the L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra in Bach's "St. Matthew Passion". A recent highlight was the role of Wellgunde in “Rheingold” by Wagner, conducted by Simon Rattle with the Sinfonieorchester des Bayrischen Rundfunks in the Herkulessaal in Munich.

The artistic output of Stefanie irányi is documented by CD's such as a duet-CD with Michael Volle produced by Brillant Classics, and recordings of Simon Mayr's operas, including "Ginevra di Scozia, recorded by the Bavarian Radio in 2013. Also in 2013, she recorded Verdi's "Rigoletto" with Leo Nucci for a DVD produced by the Festival Verdi Parma. Her first solo CD called "Lamenti" appeared with arias from operas by Hasse, Haydn and Händel, recorded with the "Hofkapelle Munich". This recording was highly praised in the magazine "Opernglas":

"...sung by Irányi with a warm, strongly expressive voice, it is truly heart wrenching. Some nuances here remind one of the intimate style of Elizabeth Schwarzkopf."