Christiane Karg studied at the Mozarteum Salzburg and the Conservatory of Music in Verona.
She was a member of the International Opera Studio at the Hamburg State Opera before
joining, in 2008, the ensemble of Oper Frankfurt, where her roles have included Susanna,
Musetta, Pamina, Servilia, Zdenka (Arabella), the title role in La
Calisto, Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), and Mélisande.
In 2006, Ms. Karg made her debut at the Salzburg Festival, and has since returned to sing
Amor (Orfeo ed Euridice) with Riccardo Muti and Zerlina (Don Giovanni)
with Yannick Nézet-Séguin. She is a regular guest at the Theater an der Wien, where she has
sung Ismene (Mitridate), Télaïre (Castor et Pollux), and Héro
(Béatrice et Bénédict). She has sung Ighino (Palestrina), Pamina, and
Blanche (Dialogues des Carmélites) at Bayerische Staatsoper; Sophie at the
Semperoper Dresden; Musetta and Norina at Komische Oper Berlin; and Anne Trulove (The
Rake's Progress) at Opéra de Lille. In 2015, she made her debut at the Royal Opera
House, Covent Garden, singing Pamina, and her US opera debut singing Susanna at Lyric Opera
of Chicago; in 2016, she made her debut at La Scala in Milan singing Sophie, and returned
to Chicago for Pamina.
In concert, Ms. Karg has worked with such conductors as Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Herbert
Blomstedt, Daniel Harding, Mariss Jansons, and Christian Thielemann. A world-renowned
recitalist, she has appeared at the Musikverein in Vienna, Oji Hall in Tokyo, Schwarzenberg
Schubertiade, and Wigmore Hall, as well as the Edinburgh Festival. Other appearances
include the Mozarteum Salzburg, Vienna Konzerthaus, Essen, Cologne, Schwetzingen, Hamburg,
Innsbruck, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, and Stuttgart.
Ms. Karg's recordings have twice been awarded the prestigious ECHO Klassik