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Christina Gansch



Austrian soprano Christina Gansch made her Royal Opera debut in the 2017/18 Season as Papagena (Die Zauberflöte) and returns in the 2018/19 Season as Dew Fairy (Hansel and Gretel).

Gansch trained at Mozarteum Salzburg and London's 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 there include Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Handel’s Almira, Frasquita (Carmen), Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel), Marzelline (Fidelio) Shepherd Boy (Tannhäuser), Gretchen/Penitent (Szenen auf Goethes Faust), 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 Mélisande (Pelléas et Mélisande) for Glyndebourne Festival, Servilia (La clemenza di Tito) for Salzburg Festival, Amore (Orfeo ed Euridice) and Servilia for Opéra national de Montpellier, Woodbird (Siegfried) for Berlin State Opera and Papagena 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 Marzelline (Fidelio) 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.