Born in Munich, Christina Landshamer studied at the city’s Academy of Music and Drama under Angelica Vogel, and subsequently in Konrad Richter’s recital class and Dunja Vejzović’s soloist class at the State Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart. She is now a versatile and internationally highly sought-after concert, opera and recital singer. Her work with conductors such as Daniel Harding, Kent Nagano, Sir Roger Norrington, Stéphane Denève, Christian Thielemann and Ricardo Chailly has taken her to Europe’s most distinguished orchestras, including the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the NDR Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, the SWR Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris, the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, and also to North America where she has performed with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Philharmonic and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.

Christina Landshamer starts the 2018/19 season on tour with the Budapest Festival Orchestra as soloist in Mahler’s Fourth Symphony. During this season she also gives two guest performances with the WDR (West German Radio) Symphony Orchestra in Cologne singing in Britten’s Les Illuminations and in Mozart’s Requiem. She can be heard in the Musikverein in Vienna and in Grafenegg in Haydn’s  Creation performing with the Tonkünstler-Orchester.  In Porto she sings in Haydn’s The Seasons with the Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto conducted by Leopold Hager; later on she sings the same work with the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra conducted by Philippe Herreweghe.  At the end of the year Bach’s Christmas Oratorio is on the programme of the Bavarian Radio Choir and the Basle Chamber Orchestra in concerts in Munich, Basle and Lucerne.  Christina Landshamer sings in a concert performance of Beethoven’s Fidelio with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Manfred Honeck.  She is the soprano soloist in Carl Nielsen’s Third Symphony with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich conducted by Alan Gilbert.  On tour with the Basle Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marek Janowski she sings in Basle, Brescia, Bergamo and Aix-en-Provence.  She also undertakes a tour with the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées singing in Mendelssohn’s Elijah.

Christina Landshamer also has engagements in the United States, returning to sing with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra under Manfred Honeck, this time as soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

Early in her career Christina Landshamer had opera engagements at the Opéra du Rhin, the Stuttgart State Opera and in Berlin (Komische Oper). At Vienna’s Theater an der Wien she sang under Nikolaus Harnoncourt, and the role of Frasquita in Carmen at the Salzburg Festival with the Berlin Philharmonic under Simon Rattle. This was followed by engagements for instance as Pamina in Simon McBurney‘s production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute at Amsterdam Opera, as Ännchen in the new production of Weber’s Der Freischütz conducted by Christian Thielemann, as Almirena in Rinaldo in Glyndebourne and as Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.  At the Bavarian State Opera she sang Woglinde in Wagner’s Rheingold in 2018.  During the summer of 2018 Christina Landshamer was to be heard in Haydn’s Creation in a version staged by La Fura dels Baus in the Seine Musicale in Paris as well as in spectacular performances in the Lincoln Center in New York.

With her warm, lyrical voice, the soprano is moreover an ideal recital singer. Her first recital CD, on which she is accompanied by Gerold Huber, uniquely combines songs by Robert Schumann and Viktor Ullmann (Oehms Classics). The duo was already to be heard at the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg and at London’s Wigmore Hall, where Christina Landshamer returns this season. She made her American debut as a lied singer with the Ensemble Midtvest in the Weill Recital Hall of the Carnegie Hall.

Christina Landshamer has already built up an extensive discography; for example, Haydn’s oratorios The Seasons and The Creation under Philippe Herreweghe, Bizet’s Carmen under Simon Rattle (CD and DVD on EMI Classics), and Bach’s St Matthew Passion and Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester under Riccardo Chailly. Moreover, her musical versatility can also be enjoyed on various DVDs: in Haydn’s Il mondo della luna (Concentus musicus/Nikolaus Harnoncourt), Bach’s Mass in B minor under Peter Dijkstra, and Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Nederlandse Opera).

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