German soprano Christiane Karg makes her Royal Opera debut in the 2014/15 Season, singing Pamina (Die Zauberflöte).
Karg was born in Feuchtwangen, Bavaria, and studied at the Salzburg Mozarteum with Heiner Hopfner and Wolfgang Holzmair and at the Vienna Music Conservatory. Early awards include Opernwelt 2009 Young Performer of the Year and the 2010 Echo Klassik Prize for her first Lied CD. She has been a member of the International Opera Studio at Hamburg State Opera and Frankfurt Opera. Engagements include Calisto (La Calisto), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Servilia (La clemenza di Tito), Pamina, Musetta (La bohème), Zdenka (Arabella) and Mélisande (Pelléas et Mélisande) for Frankfurt Opera, Sandrina (La finta giardiniera) and Aricie (Hippolyte et Aricie) for Glyndebourne Festival, Ismene (Mitridate, re di Ponto), Télaire (Castor et Pollux) and Hero (Béatrice et Bénédict) for Theater an der Wien, Ighino (Palestrina) for Bavarian State Opera, Norina (Don Pasquale) and Musetta for Komische Oper Berlin, Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier) for Vlaamse Opera and the Dresden Semperoper.
Karg sings in concert with leading orchestras and ensembles around the world under such conductors as Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Daniel Harding, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Christian Thielemann. She gives recitals throughout Europe and is a regular guest artist at the Wigmore Hall.