Christiane Karg © Gisela Schenker
Christiane Karg © Gisela Schenker
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Christiane Karg

Representation: Austria

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Feuchtwangen, Bavaria, Christiane Karg studied singing at the Salzburg Mozarteum with Heiner Hopfner and Wolfgang Holzmair, where she was awarded the Lilli Lehmann Medal. While still a student, she made her debut at the Salzburg Festival and has been a welcome guest ever since.

After a first engagement in the opera studio of the Hamburg State Opera, she joined the ensemble of the Frankfurt Opera, where she prepared the important roles in her fach, including Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Pamina (The Magic Flute), Servilia (La clemenza di Tito), Musetta (La Bohème), Zdenka (Arabella), Mélisande (Pélleas et Mélisande) and Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier. In the meantime, she performs regularly at leading opera houses such as the New York Metropolitan Opera, La Scala in Milan, the Vienna State Opera, the Bavarian State Opera, the Semperoper Dresden or the Theater an der Wien. In recent seasons, she gave her debut at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden as Susanna in a concert performance of Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro under Yannick Nézet-Séguin, as Pamina at London's Royal Opera House Covent Garden, as Sophie at La Scala, as well as her US opera debut at the Lyric Opera Chicago as Pamina. In autumn 2017, the German soprano first performed at the Metropolitan Opera in New York as Susanna. She also sang the title role of Francesco Cavalli’s La Calisto at the Bavarian State Opera as well as Euridice in Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice at La Scala in Milan next to Juan Diego Flórez.

Christiane Karg is also in demand internationally for the major concert parts in her fach. Her musical partners include conductors such as Ivor Bolton, Herbert Blomstedt, Christoph Eschenbach, Andres Orozco-Estrada, Daniel Harding, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Thomas Hengelbrock, Manfred Honeck, Mariss Jansons, Marek Janowski, Andrew Manze, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Christian Thielemann. She works with important orchestras such as the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Staatskapelle Dresden, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Bamberg and Vienna Symphony Orchestra as well as the Munich Philharmonic.

In the past two seasons, she performed concerts amongst others with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich under the baton of Lionel Bringuier, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin under Rafael Payare, Staatskapelle Dresden under Christian Thielemann and for the first time at the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig led by Semyon Bychkov.

In 2018, the Salzburg Festival presented the artist as Pamina in a new production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Magic Flute, followed by her highly regarded role debut as Daphne in the opera by Richard Strauss at the Hamburg State Opera in the season 2018/2019.

Highlights of the current season 2019/2020 include Mahler's Symphony No. 4 with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, the Vienna Philharmonic under Daniel Harding, the Filarmonica della Scala under Riccardo Chailly and the Berliner Philharmoniker under Kirill Petrenko, a recital with Sabine Meyer at the Schubertiade Hohenems and Brahms' German Requiem with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony under David Zinman in Frankfurt. At the Hamburg State Opera, Christiane Karg debuts as Countess in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro and will also be heard at the Mozart Week 2020, before singing Micaëla in Bizet's Carmen at the Berlin State Opera. At the Vienna State Opera, she performs Zdenka in Strauss' Arabella and at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte. In Luxembourg and Paris, she will sing the soprano part in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Christiane Karg is a distinguished recitalist and appears regularly at the Schubertiade in Hohenems/Schwarzenberg, at the Wigmore Hall in London, where she will be Artist in Residence in 2019/2020, and at all the great festivals. In addition to her busy concert schedule, Christiane Karg is also artistic director of the festival ‘Kunstklang’, where she curates her own concert series in her hometown of Feuchtwangen.

In spring 2017, Christiane Karg’s latest solo recording Perfume with settings of poems by Charles Baudelaire, Leconte de Lisle, Paul Verlaine, Tristan Klingsor and Victor Hugo was released on Berlin Classic and has won high acclaim by the press. She also received the coveted Echo Klassik award for her recording of Le nozze di Figaro under Yannick Nézet-Séguin in the category Opera Recording of the Year. In addition to this award, her recording Scene!,  together with the Baroque ensemble Arcangelo under Jonathan Cohen, as well as her first Lied recording Verwandlung – Lieder eines Jahres was honoured in the category Soloist Recording. Her recordings Amoretti with arias by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Christoph Willibald Gluck and André Grétry, as well as Heimliche Aufforderung with songs by Richard Strauss are also available on Berlin Classic. Christiane Karg was awarded the Bavarian Cultural Award in the category of art in autumn 2015.

2019 | 2020

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DISCOGRAPHY

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Johannes Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem
Christiane Karg, Matthias Goerne
Swedish Radio Choir & Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Daniel Harding
Label: Harmonia Mundi | 2019

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Wolfgang Amandeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte
DVD
Matthias Goerne, Mauro Peter, Albina Shagimuratova, Christiane Karg, Adam Plachetka, Michael Porter, Klaus Maria Brandauer et al.
Wiener Philharmoniker | Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor
Conductor: Constantinos Carydis
Director: Lydia Steier
Label: Unitel | 2019

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Christoph Willibald Gluck: Orphée et Euridice
DVD
Juan Diego Flórez, Christiane Karg, Fatma Said
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala
Conductor: Michele Mariotti
Director: Hofesh Shechter & John Fulljames
Label: Concorde | 2018

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Christiane Karg: Parfum
Works by Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, Benjamin Britten, Charles Koechlin, Henri Duparc
Bamberger Symphoniker
Conductor: David Afkham
Label: Berlin Classics | 2017

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VIDEOS

CALENDAR

Christiane Karg, soprano
Malcolm Martineau, piano

Robert Schumann: Songs from ‘Myrthen’, Opus 25; Songs from ‘Liebesfrühling’, Opus 37;
Clara Schumann: Six songs Opus 13; Six songs from ‘Jucunde’, Opus 23 u. a.

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Robert Schumann: Scenes from Goethe's Faust

Christiane Karg, soprano
Louise Alder, soprano
Ann Hallenberg, mezzosoprano
Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Tareq Nazmi, bass
Kurt Rydl, bass

Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Nederlands Kamerkoor
Nationaal Kinderkoor
Laurens Collegium Rotterdam

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Robert Schumann: Scenes from Goethe's Faust

Christiane Karg, soprano
Louise Alder, soprano
Ann Hallenberg, mezzosoprano
Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Tareq Nazmi, bass
Kurt Rydl, bass

Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Nederlands Kamerkoor
Nationaal Kinderkoor
Laurens Collegium Rotterdam

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Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony N° 9 d-minor, op. 125

Christiane Karg, soprano
Marie Henriette Reinhold, mezzosoprano
Werner Güra, tenor
Tareq Nazmi, bass

Philharmonischer Chor München
Andreas Herrmann, chorus master
Manfred Honeck, conductor

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Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony N° 9 d-minor, op. 125

Christiane Karg, soprano
Marie Henriette Reinhold, mezzosoprano
Werner Güra, tenor
Tareq Nazmi, bass

Philharmonischer Chor München
Andreas Herrmann, chorus master
Manfred Honeck, conductor

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IN FOCUS

CHRISTIANE KARG with Mahler's 4th in Vienna
20Sep2019
CHRISTIANE KARG with Mahler's 4th in Vienna

Christiane Karg makes guest appearances in Mahler’s Fourth Symphony at Vienna’s Konzerthaus and Musikverein.

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Schubertiade: CHRISTIANE KARG | MAURO PETER | ROBERT HOLL
22Jun2019
Schubertiade: CHRISTIANE KARG | MAURO PETER | ROBERT HOLL

Three high-carat soloists, Christiane Karg, Mauro Peter and Robert Holl, participate in several song and ensemble recitals as part of this year’s Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg.

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CHRISTIANE KARG at the Hohenems Schubertiade
04Oct2018
CHRISTIANE KARG at the Hohenems Schubertiade

Christiane Karg presents no less than three programmes at the Schubertiade. In addition to a solo recital, she appears at a chamber concert and performs arias, duets and quartets by Franz Schubert.

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