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Christian Elsner

Christian Elsner

Christian Elsner, born in Freiburg im Breisgau, studied singing with Martin Gründler, took lessons with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Neil Semer, has won various international competitions and now teaches as a professor of singing at the Karlsruhe University of Music.

The internationally sought-after concert singer makes regular guest appearances, including in the Berlin Philharmonic, La Scala in Milan, Carnegie Hall New York and Suntory Hall Tokyo and has worked with conductors such as Herbert Blomstedt, Semyon Bychkov, Marek Janowski, Mariss Jansons, Zubin Mehta, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Sir Simon Rattle. He also gave recitals with pianists Gerold Huber and Burkhard Kehring, among others. in Frankfurt, Dresden, Cologne, Schwetzingen, Brussels, Paris and at the Schubertiade Feldkirch. Appearances as Siegmund and as Parsifal led the singer a.o. to the Semperoper Dresden, the Vienna State Opera and the Teatro Real Madrid.

For Christian Elsner, the 2019/20 season is all about Beethoven - on the occasion of the composer's 250th birthday, the tenor sings the Missa Solemnis and Florestan in the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie under Kent Nagano in concert performances of “Fidelio” in Warsaw under Lawrence Foster and in Dresden under Marek Janowski, with whom he can also be heard in the 9th Symphony with the WDR Symphony Orchestra in Cologne and in the Missa Solemnis in Tokyo.