Christiane Karg Soprano

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Biography

Born to a family of confectioners in Bavaria, Christiane Karg studied singing at the Salzburg Mozarteum and at the International Opera Studio in Hamburg before joining the ensemble of the Frankfurt Opera. In 2018, she was awarded the prestigious ‘Brahms Prize’. 

Her repertoire includes the roles of Mélisande (Pelléas et Mélisande), Blanche (Dialogue des carmélites), Pamina (The Magic Flute), Susanna and Countess Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), Zdenka (Arabella) and Micaëla (Carmen). She has worked with conductors such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Daniel Harding, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Mariss Jansons and Christian Thielemann. 

During season 2021/22, she performed Beethoven's Symphonie n°9 under Andris Nelsons and the Gewandhaus Orchestra in Leipzig, Ravel's Shéhérazade with Jonathan Nott and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Wagner's Das Rheingold in concerts with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, excerpts from Mahler's Knaben Wunderhorn with Ivor Bolton and the Basel Symphonic Orchestra. She also toured with Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, performing songs from Mozart and Mahler's Symphonie n°4. 

In season 2022/23, she will make her role debut as Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus) in Graz. Christiane Karg performs regularly recitals on international stage such as the New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Edinburgh International Festival, the Schwarzenberg Schubertiade, Salzburg Mozarteum, Vienna Musikverein, and London’s Wigmore Hall. 

She won numerous awards for her recordings and received the Diapason d’Or, Choc de Classica, Gramophone Editor’s Choice and BBC Music Choice for her solo recital disc, “Erinnerung” featuring Lieder by Gustav Mahler in 2020. Her latest solo recital disc “Licht der Welt” was released in 2021.

Paris Opera debut

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