Christiane Karg

Soprano Christiane Karg is one of my favorite singers. While my reasons are numerous, one of the chief reasons is that I have experienced her performances where she LIVES her art. Via a video, let alone a live performance, I can see her singing come to life, and I feel that the composer smiles…

This new recording features the following Arias and Lieder:



Adieu, conservez dans votre âme (from Iphigénie en Aulide)

Sacre piante (from Il Parnaso Confuso)


Il va venir…Pardonne, o mon juge (from Silvain)


Infelice – concert aria for soprano and orchestra, Op. 94


Amoretti, che ascosi qui siete (from La Finta Semplice)


Sommerfäden, Op. 2, No. 1


Herbst, D945


Frühlingsnacht (No. 12 from Liederkreis, Op. 39)

Schumann, Clara:

Er ist gekommen in Sturm und Regen, Op. 12 No. 2 (Text: Friedrich Rückert)

Strauss, R:

Heimliche Aufforderung, Op. 27 No. 3

Befreit, Op. 39 No. 4

Morgen, Op. 27 No. 4

Allerseelen, Op. 10 No. 8

Wolf, H:

Auf eine Christblume II (No. 21 from Mörike-Lieder)

All performed by Christiane Karg (soprano)

Christiane Karg is one of the most-sought-after lyric sopranos of the present day, acclaimed for her embodiment of operatic roles and as a lieder, concert and oratorio singer. She can be seen and heard all around the world: at lieder recitals in New York’s Carnegie Hall and in the Vienna Konzerthaus, at La Scala in Milan with her 2016 debut in “Der Rosenkavalier”, at regular guest appearances at the Munich State Opera and the Dresden Semperoper, at the Salzburg Festival and at Glyndebourne. By a wise selection of roles and repertoire, the soprano has continued to develop her voice and strike out in new directions.

Christiane Karg tells us that:

“All of the recordings I have borrowed from, whether they be pure lieder programs with Burkhard Kehring and Malcolm Martineau, or those with Jonathan Cohen and his ensemble Arcangelo, are the fruit of longstanding ideas, the outcome of hours of sifting through material in libraries and archives, and the result of discussions with artistic colleagues. All of these pieces provide some form of insight into my inner thoughts, my very soul.”


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