Christiane Karg studied at the Salzburg Mozarteum and the International Opera Studio in Hamburg before joining the ensemble of the Frankfurt Opera.
In 2006 she made an auspicious debut at the Salzburg festival and has since appeared in theatres worldwide including Theatre an der Wien, Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Royal Opera House, Teatro alla Scala and at the Lyric Opera, Chicago. Glorious on stage, she has received tremendous accolades for her interpretations of Mélisande, Daphne, Blanche, Pamina, Zdenka and Héro, amongst others. Appearances this season include her role debut as Contessa Le nozze di Figaro (Hamburgische Staatsoper), Michaëla Carmen (Staatsoper Unter den Linden) and Zdenka Arabella (Wiener Staatsoper).
In concert she has sung with Harding, Harnoncourt, Nézet-Séguin, Mariss Jansons, and Thielemann, with the Berlin Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Orquesta Nacional de España amongst others. 2017 marked a significant milestone singing Strauss Vier letzte Lieder with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and Manfred Honeck. In the 2018/19 season she re-joined the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra for Mahler Symphony No. 2 / Semyon Bychkov in Prague, Vienna and at the Carnegie Hall, New York. This season she joins Daniel Harding / Wiener Philharmoniker and Ricardo Chailly / Filharmonica della Scala for Mahler Symphony No. 4, Sir John Eliot Gardiner / Concertgebouworkest for Szenen aus Goethes Faust and Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Chamber Orchesta of Europe for Beethoven Symphony No. 9
An outstanding recitalist and recording artist, she has received a number of awards, including the prestigious Brahms Prize in 2018.