Christiane Karg Soprano

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Christiane Karg studied at the Salzburg Mozarteum and the Hamburg Opera Studio before joining the troupe of the Frankfurt Opera. She has made guest appearances at the Salzburg Festival (Amour in Orphée et Eurydice and Zerlina in Don Giovanni), the Theater an der Wien (Ismène in Mitridate, Telaire in Castor et Pollux, Héro in Béatrice et Bénédict), the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich (Ighino in Palestrina, Pamina, Sister Blanche of the Agony of Christ in Dialogues des carmélites, the title role in La Calisto), the Komische Oper in Berlin (Musetta in La Bohème, Norina in Don Pasquale), the Lille Opera (Anne Trulove in The Rake’s Progress), and the Dresden Semperoper (Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier). In 2015, she made her Royal Opera House debut in London as Pamina and her United States debut as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro in Chicago. In 2016, she returned to Chicago to sing the role of Pamina and also appeared at Milan’s La Scala (Sophie). In 2017 she performed at the Vienna Staatsoper (Mélisande), and New York’s Metropolitan Opera (Susanna). More recently, she tackled the roles of the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro and the title role in Daphné at the Hamburg Staatsoper. She also sang the role of Micaela (Carmen) at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin. Christiane Karg has performed in concert under the direction of conductors like Daniel Harding, Christian Thielemann, Pablo Heras-Casado, Riccardo Muti, Zubin Mehta, Yannick-Nézet Seguin, Christoph Eschenbach, Thomas Hengelbrock, Semyon Bychkov, Ivor Bolton, and Iván Fischer. Her repertoire includes Mahler’s Symphony N°4 , Schumann’s Scenes from Goethe’s Faust, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Haydn’s The Creation, and Brahms’ Requiem. In 2020, she recorded Erinnerung, her first recital CD on the Harmonia Mundi label, devoted to Lieder by Mahler. She also performs regularly in recital with the pianist Malcolm Martineau. In 2018, she was awarded the Prize of the Brahms Society of Schleswig-Holstein.

Christiane Karg is making her Paris Opera debut

Currently in

  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 17 September to 19 November 2022

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