Christian Elsner, born in Freiburg im Breisgau, has been an internationally sought-after soloist for many years, and now also passionately enjoys passing on his experience to the next generation as a professor of singing. Full of gratitude, he often recalls his vocal studies with Prof. Martin Gründler.

In the Lied class of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau the tenor deepened his passion for the interpretation of the art song, which is still very close to his heart. He has given recitals with accompanists such as Hartmut Höll, Gerold Huber and Burkhard Kehring in Dresden, Munich, Cologne, Schwetzingen, Brussels, Paris and at the Schubertiade Feldkirch. Numerous CD recordings of lied, concert and opera bear witness to his varied repertoire. His new CD "Urgedanken" with songs by Mahler, Brahms, Wagner and Beethoven will be released in autumn 2021.

Among his numerous performances in all the major centers of classical music such as the Philharmonie Berlin, the Vienna Musikverein, Carnegie Hall New York, La Scala Milan or Suntory Hall Tokyo are Haydn's The Creation under Zubin Mehta, Dvorak's Stabat Mater under Mariss Jansons, Mahler's Song of the Earth under Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Franz Schmidt's Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln under Manfred Honeck or Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Symphony as part of a world tour with the Berlin Philharmonic under Sir Simon Rattle are among his most personally valuable musical highlights. 

Particularly formative has been the longstanding collaboration with Marek Janowski, under whose direction Christian Elsner has sung Parsifal, Loge and Mime, as well as the Witch in Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel and Florestan in Beethoven's Fidelio. Richard Wagner's operas became the focus of his operatic career through performances as Siegmund and as Parsifal at the German National Theater in Weimar, the Staatstheater in Kassel, the Semperoper in Dresden, the Vienna State Opera and the Teatro Real in Madrid. Inspired by this, the artist most recently published a book for children, called Lennie and the Ring of the Nibelung. 

In the 2021/22 season, Christian Elsner will be heard in a Missa Solemnis under Marek Janowski in Dresden, in a recital with Hartmut Höll in Karlsruhe, and in concerts with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken and Kaiserslautern or the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, among others. The tenor will also appear as Siegmund in concert performances of Wagner's Walküre in Porto and Stavanger.

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