Budapest Festival Orchestra

Christiane Karg

Born in Feuchtwangen, Bavaria, Christiane Karg studied singing at the Salzburg Mozarteum and at the Music Conservatory in Verona.

She was a member of the International Opera Studio at the Hamburg State Opera before joining the ensemble of the Frankfurt Opera in 2008 where her roles include Susanna, Musetta, Pamina, Servilia, Zdenka (Arabella), Adèle (Die Fledermaus), the title role of La Calisto, Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier) and Melisande (Pelleas et Melisande).

In 2006 she made an auspicious debut at the Salzburg Festival and has returned to sing Amor (Orfeo ed Euridice) with Riccardo Muti and Zerlina with Yannick Nezet-Seguin. She is a regular guest at the Theater an der Wien where she has sung Ismene (Mitridate) and Telaire (Castor and Pollux) and Hero (Beatrice et Benedict).  At the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich she has sung Ighino (Palestrina), at the Komische Oper Berlin, Musetta, and Norin and at the Opera de Lille, Anne Trulove (The Rakes Progress). In 2015 she made her house debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden singing Pamina and in 2016 made her house debut at the Teatro alla Scala, Milan, singing Sophie (Rosenkavalier) and also her U.S operatic debut singing Susana at the Lyric Opera, Chicago.

In concert she has worked with conductors such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Daniel Harding, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Mariss Jansons, and Christian Thielemann.

A prestigious recitalist, Christiane Karg has given acclaimed recitals in venues such as the Schwarzenberg Schubertiade, Salzburg Mozarteum, Vienna Musikverein, the Edinburgh International Festival and Wigmore Hall.

HL / October 2016

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