After a highly successful American debut at San Francisco Opera as Dorinda (Orlando) as well as her debut at La Scala as Najade (Ariadne auf Naxos) Christina Gansch is looking forward to her 2019/20 season. Highlights include her debut at the Bayerische Staatsoper as Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel), performances of Mahler’s 4th Symphony at the BBC Proms and Edinburgh Festival with the BBC Symphony Orchestra as well as a concert tour singing Zerlina (Don Giovanni) with Teodor Currentzis.
Other opera projects of the season include Marzelline (Fidelio) at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna and Rodelinda (Rodelinda) at the Händel Festspiele in Göttingen. Concert performances include Ein Deutsches Requiem, St Matthew Passion and Gretchen in Schumann’s Faustszenen at the Berlin Philharmonie.
Austrian soprano Christina Gansch was the winner of the 2014 Ferrier Award and graduated with distinction from the Mozarteum, Salzburg and the Royal Academy of Music, London. During her studies Christina made her international operatic debut in Montpellier as Amore in Gluck’s Orfeo et Euridice (2013) followed by Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Theater an der Wien under Nicolaus Harnoncourt (2014). Christina was part of the Hamburgische Staatsoper for three years (2014-16 International Opera Studio, 2016/17 Ensemble) during which she began to build up her international career.
Since then she has debuted at the Salzburg Festival (Young Singers Project, Barbarina, Mass in C Minor and Servilia), the Berlin Staatsoper (Waldvogel in Siegfried with Daniel Barenboim) and the Opéra National de Paris (Papagena in Die Zauberflöte) as well as recording Zerlina in Don Giovanni with Teodor Currentzis for Sony Classical.
As part of the Ensemble of Hamburgische Staatsoper she performed Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Gemmy (Guillaume Tell), Constance (Dialogues des Carmélites) and Almira (Almira). With Hamburg’s General Musical Director, Kent Nagano, Christina performed Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Ilia (Idomeneo) and Bach’s Matthäuspassion.
2017/18 marked Christina’s first season as a freelance artist, beginning with Servilia in the highly acclaimed production of La Clemenza di Tito at the Salzburg Festival with Teodor Currentzis and Peter Sellars. Other highlights of the season include Marzelline (Fidelio) at the Hamburgische Staatsoper, Human Requiem at the Adelaide Festival with the Berliner Rundfunkchor as well as Mélisande in a new production of Pelléas et Mélisande with Stefan Herheim and Robin Ticciati at Glyndebourne Festival Opera.
In 2018/19 she returned to Hamburgische Staatsoper as Gretchen in Schumann’s Faustszenen with Christian Gerhaher as Faust and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as the Dew Fairy (Hänsel und Gretel). Christina also debuted at the Mozartwoche in Salzburg in Davide Penitente and Mahler’s 4th Symphony with Teodor Currentzis and the SWR Symphony Orchestra.
Future seasons see Christina return to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Opéra National de Paris and Glyndebourne.