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Christina Gansch

Soprano

Biography

Austrian soprano Christina Gansch makes her Royal Opera debut in the 2017/18 Season as Papagena (Die Zauberflöte).

Gansch trained at Mozarteum Salzburg and the Royal Academy of Music, London, and in 2014 won the Kathleen Ferrier Award. She joined Hamburg State Opera in the 2014/15 Season, her roles including Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Handel’s Almira, Frasquita (Carmen), Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel), Shepherd Boy (Tannhäuser), Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro), Oscar (Un ballo in maschera), Ascagne (Les Troyens), Ella (Watkins’s In the Locked Room), Jemmy (Guillaume Tell), Karolka (Jenufa) and Sister Constance (Dialogues des Carmélites). Opera engagements elsewhere include Woodbird (Siegfried) for Berlin State Opera, Barbarina and Servilia (La clemenza di Tito) for Salzburg Festival, Amore (Orfeo ed Euridice) and Servilia for Opéra national de Montpellier, Barbarina for Theater an der Wien and Papagena and Servilia for Paris Opéra.

Gansch’s concert appearances include Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem with the Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra and Kent Nagano, Mozart’s Requiem with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Simone Young, Mozart’s Mass in C minor with the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra and Adam Fischer and concert performances of Marzellina (Leonore) at the Dresden Music Festival with Ivor Bolton, Zerlina (Don Giovanni) with MusicAeterna and Teodor Currentzis and Ilia (Idomeneo) with Concerto Köln and Nagano at the Ingolstadt Festival.