Christina Gansch

Christina Gansch © Kartal Karagedik

Austrian soprano Christina Gansch is the winner of the 2014 Kathleen Ferrier Award and is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and the Mozarteum in Salzburg.  She has participated in both the Salzburg Festival’s Young Singer Project and the Verbier Festival’s Solti Opera Project.

Highlights in her 2018/19 season included her American debut as Dorinda “Orlando” for the San Francisco Opera; Gretchen in a new production of Schumann’s “Szenen aus Goethes Faust” for the Hamburgische Staatsoper; Najade in new production of “Ariadne auf Naxos” for the Teatro alla Scala, Milan and Dew Fairy in a new production of “Hänsel und Gretel” for the Royal Opera.

Other appearances included the Salzburger Festspiele as Servilia and Barbarina “Le nozze di Figaro”; the Glyndebourne Festival as Mélisande (“Pelléas et Mélisande”); the Deutsche Staatsoper as Waldvogel (“Siegfried”) under Barenboim; the Opéra national de Paris and Royal Opera as Papagena (“Die Zauberflöte”); the Opéra national de Montpellier as Servilia and Amore (“Orfeo ed Euridice”) and the Hamburgische Staatsoper as Pamina (“Die Zauberflöte”), Gretel (“Hänsel und Gretel”), Marzelline (“Fidelio”), the title role of Handel’s “Almira”, Oscar (“Un ballo in maschera”), Ascagne (“Les Troyens”), Jemmy (“Guillaume Tell”) and Constance (“Dialogues des carmélites”).

Current and future seasons include returns to the Opéra national de Paris, the Royal opera and Glyndebourne Festival and her debut at the Internationale Händel-Festspiele Göttingen.In concert, she has appeared in the Musikverein with the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien, the Wiener Konzerthaus as part of the international festival Resonanzen, the Verbier Festival, at the Internationale Händel-Festspiele Göttingen, at London’s Wigmore Hall, the Innsbrucker Festwochen and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.  Highlights include Zerlina (“Don Giovanni”) in St Peterburg and Dortmund (MusicAeterna/Teodor Currentzis); Ilia (Idomeneo) at the Igolstadt Festival (Concerto Köln/Kent Nagano), Brahms’ “Ein Deutsches Requiem” (Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg/Kent Nagano); Mozart’s “Vesperae solennes de Confessore and Coronation Mass” at the Innsbruck Festival (Academia Montis Regalis/Alessandro De Marchi), Mozart’s “Requiem” (Göteborgs Symfoniker/Simone Young) and Mozart’s “Mass in C Minor” (Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg/Adam Fischer).

Her recordings include Zerlina (“Don Giovanni”) with MusicAeterna/Teodor Currentzis (Sony), Wolf Lieder with Malcolm Martineau (Vivat) and Schubert’s “Der Hochzeitsbraten” with Matthew Rose, Robert Murray and Malcolm Martineau (Stone Records).

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