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Christiane Karg

Christiane Karg (Soprano)

The German soprano Christiane Karg was born in Feuchtwangen in 1980 and trained at the Salzburg Mozarteum (where her teachers included the baritone Wolfgang Holzmair) and in Verona; the Salzburg Festival was central to her early career, with engagements there including Bastienne, Madame Silberklang, and Weltgeist Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots. Her operatic repertoire also includes Sophie Der Rosenkavalier, Blanche de la Force Dialogues des Carmélites, Mélisande, and Zdenka Arabella.

Further Reading: Christiane Karg

 Recording of the Week, Mahler from Christiane Karg, Malcolm Martineau - and Gustav Mahler

The German soprano and her regular recital-partner beguile in the Rückert-Lieder and songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn and Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit, whilst the composer himself makes an appearance (via a 1905 piano-roll) for ‘Das himmlische Leben’.

 Interview, Christiane Karg on Parfum

The German soprano talks to Katherine about her new disc of French song, out now on Berlin Classics.

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