Christiane Karg, soprano / Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg

CHRISTIANE KARG was born in Feuchtwangen in Bavaria. She received her training as a singer at the Mozarteum in Salzburg under Heiner Hopfner and also in the lied class of Wolfgang Holzmair. She took a master’s degree in lieder and oratorio, and graduated in opera and musical theater from the Mozarteum, where she was also awarded the Lilli Lehmann Medal. After an engagement at the Hamburg Opera Studio, she became a member of the ensemble of Frankfurt Opera in 2008 where she has since sung major soprano roles such as Susanna, Pamina, Servilia, Musetta, Mélisande. She has given guest performances in major European opera houses and at the Glyndebourne festival. In 2006 she made her debut at the Salzburg Festival and has since been repeatedly engaged to perform there. A highlight of the current season is her debut as Sophie in a new production of Der Rosenkavalier at the Vlaamse Opera Antwerp. She is also highly acclaimed as a concert singer. In the current season she is artist in residence with the Hess Radio Symphony Orchestra, performing in several concerts in repertoire ranging from baroque to new music. Christiane Karg devotes herself with particular enthusiasm to lieder recitals and is a regular guest at the Schubertiade in Hohenems and Schwarzenberg, in the Wigmore Hall in London, in the Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Musikverein in Graz, in the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation and in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. In 2009 she was nominated as Young Generation Artist of the Year by the journal Opera World.