Christiane Karg was born in Feuchtwangen, Bavaria. She studied singing at the Salzburg Mozarteum with Heiner Hopfner and Wolfgang Holzmair, where she was awarded the Lilli Lehmann Medal, and at the Music Conservatory in Verona. During her studies she made her highly acclaimed debut at the Salzburg Festival and has been a welcome guest there ever since.

She can be heard worldwide with the great roles of her repertoire: in London at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as Pamina, at the Lyric Opera Chicago and at the Met in New York as Susanna, at La Scala in Milan as Sophie and Euridice, at the Vienna State Opera as Mélisande (Pelléas et Mélisande) and at the Hamburg State Opera as Pamina, Mélisande and Daphne. New in the repertoire: the Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Micaela in a new production of Carmen at the Berlin State Opera under Daniel Barenboim and the Contessa in Mozart's Figaro, among others, in Hamburg. In the winter of 2020/2021 she will appear again, this time as Pamina, at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
 
The soprano is also in demand internationally for concert roles. Her musical partners include conductors such as Daniel Harding, Christian Thielemann, Riccardo Muti, Zubin Mehta, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Christoph Eschenbach, Thomas Hengelbrock, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Semyon Bychkov, Herbert Blomstedt and Iván Fischer. She collaborates with important orchestras all over the world.
 
The soprano cultivates her passion for lied and concert in a special way. In the current season Christiane Karg gives recitals in London, Tokyo and at the Heidelberger Frühling, among others. She also tours with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the pianist Leif Ove Andnes to Lyon, Paris, Prague and London. In addition to her numerous engagements, Christiane Karg, as artistic director of the festival KunstKlang, conceives and is responsible for her own concert series in her hometown Feuchtwangen and is very committed to her project "be part of it! - Musik für Alle" project to promote music education for children and young people. For her merits, the artist was awarded the Bavarian Culture Prize in the art category and recently the Brahms Prize of the Brahms Society Schleswig-Holstein e.V.
 
In spring 2017 Christiane Karg released her CD "Parfume" with a collection of French songs on the Berlin Classic label, which was highly acclaimed by the press. Her recording of Le Nozze di Figaro under Y. Nézet-Séguin, her CD Scene! with the Arcangelo Baroque Orchestra under Jonathan Cohen and her Lied CD "Verwandlung - Lieder eines Jahres" (piano: Burkhard Kehring) were awarded. Her most recent new release was Mozart's Magic Flute under Y.Nézet-Seguin at the DGG. A CD with Mahler songs is in preparation.
 

 

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