Christiane Karg


The celebrated German soprano’s successes onstage have recently included Mozart’s Susanna (Dutch National Opera), Strauss’s Sophie (La Scala), and Poulenc’s Blanche (Bavarian State Opera). Later this season she will portray Ginevra/Ariodante at both Paris’s Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and Vienna’s Theater an der Wien. Roles in works of Mozart, Cavalli, Puccini, Debussy, and Strauss have made Karg a favorite at the Frankfurt Opera, where she is a regular guest artist. She has earned great acclaim at Covent Garden (The Magic Flute), Glyndebourne (Hippolyte et Aricie, DVD), and the major houses of Dresden (Der Rosenkavalier), Vienna (Castor and Pollux, Béatrice et Bénédict), Munich (Palestrina, DVD), Berlin (La bohème, Don Pasquale), and Lille (The Rake’s Progress). A sought-after concert artist and recitalist, Karg has recently appeared with the London Symphony Orchestra (Mahler’s Symphony No. 4), Orchestre de Paris(Schumann’s Das Paradies und die Peri), the Berlin Philharmonic (Mozart arias), the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Brahms’s A German Requiem), and in triumphs at the Edinburgh Festival and major venues of London, Vienna, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, and Stuttgart. Winner of two Echo Klassik awards (2010 for her first CD of lieder, 2016 for a program of concert arias), she has recorded Schumann’s Faustszenen, Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang, and six solo discs.

Previously at Lyric: Pamina/ The Magic Flute (2016|17); Susanna/The Marriage of Figaro (2015|16).

Last updated: December 10, 2016 
Photo: Gisela Schenker