Christiane Karg


Born in Feuchtwangen (Bavaria), the soprano Christiane Karg studied piano and chamber music at the Mozarteum in Salzburg with Heiner Hopfner and in the Lied class of Wolfgang Holzmair. She was awarded the Lilli-Lehmann Medal for her master’s degree in opera/music theatre. While still a student, she made a highly acclaimed debut at the Salzburg Festival, where she continues to be a popular guest. 

Christiane Karg has appeared in major operatic soprano roles all over the world: in London at the Royal Opera House as Pamina, at the Lyric Opera Chicago and at the Met in New York as Susanna, at La Scala in Milan as Sophie and Euridice, at the Vienna State Opera as Mélisande, at the Hamburg State Opera as Pamina, Mélisande, Daphne and the Contessa. She also sang the role of Micaëla at the Staatsoper Berlin and Pamina, Fiordiligi and Blanche (Le dialogue des Carmélites) at the Bayerischen Staatsoper.

Christiane Karg is also in demand internationally as a concert artist. Her musical partners include conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Christian Thielemann, Riccardo Muti, Zubin Mehta, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Daniel Harding, Christoph Eschenbach, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Mariss Jansons, Semyon Bychkov, Herbert Blomstedt and Iván Fischer. 

Recitals are particularly close to her heart. She is a regular guest at the Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Wigmore Hall in London, the Pierre-Boulez Saal in Berlin, the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg and Hohenems, the Salzburg Festival and the Mozartwoche. 

In the autumn of 2020 Christiane Karg released her CD „Erinnerung“ with Lieder by Gustav Mahler on Harmonia mundi to great critical acclaim. Her recording of Le nozze di Figaro under the direction of Y. Nézet-Séguin, his CD Scene! with the Barockorchester Arcangelo under Jonathan Cohen and his CD of Lieder Verwandlung – Lieder eines Jahres (piano: Burkhard Kehring) have won several awards.