First invitation to the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande: 11 May 2012
Christiane Karg studied singing at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and at the International Opera Studio in Hamburg before joining the Frankfurt Opera Ensemble. A remarkable recitalist and concert performer, she was awarded the prestigious Brahms Prize in 2018. She has received numerous awards for her interpretations of Mélisande (Pelleas and Mélisande), Blanche (Les Dialogues des Carmelites), Pamina (The Magic Flute), Zdenka (Arabella), and Hero (Beatrice and Benedict), among others.
Recent appearances include title role of Daphne and her debut role Contessa/Le nozze di Figaro at the Hamburgische Staatsoper, also Michaëla/Carmen at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin with Daniel Barenboim. During the 2020-21 season Christiane returns to Munich for Fiordiligi/Cosi fan tutte and Pamina/Die Zauberflöte at the Bayerische Staatsoper and Pamina at Opera de Paris in a production staged by Robert Carsen.
In 2019/2020 she appeared with Daniel Harding / Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Ricardo Chailly / Filarmonica della Scala in concert for Mahler Symphony No. 4, Sir John Eliot Gardiner / Concertgebouworkest for Szenen aus Goethes Faust and Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Chamber Orchesta of Europe for Beethoven Symphony No. 9.
An outstanding recitalist, she has made a number of acclaimed recordings and has garnered numerous international awards. This season she releases her first solo recital disc with Harmonia Mundi, “Erinnerung” featuring Lieder by Gustav Mahler. Christiane can be regularly heard in recital in Vienna, Cologne, London, Tokyo, Lyon, Paris, and Prague. Highlights include her Japanese and U.S recital tour debuts with Malcolm Martineau in 2016, including an NHK television broadcast at Oji Hall and Carnegie’s Weill Hall, New York. In 2018, she was awarded the Brahms Prize of the Brahms Society of Schleswig-Holstein for championing that composer’s song repertoire.