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Libor Christiane

was born in Berlin, where she received her first lessons in piano and singing. She studied with Anneliese Fried at the Musikhochschule für Musik Hans Eissler in Berlin, graduating in 1996 before completing a postgraduate course with honours in 1999. She has also attended masterclasses in Lieder interpretation with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Júlia Vàrady, Edith Mathis, Hans Hotter, Peter Schreier and Joseph Protschka. In 1998 she was awarded the Hasse Prize of the Academy of the Arts in Berlin and was prize winner at the International Mozart Competition in Salzburg in 1999.

Her numerous operatic roles include Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Don Giovanni, Beethoven’s Fidelio, Weber’s Der Freischütz and Euryanthe, Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier and Ariadne auf Naxos, Johann Strauss’ Der Fledermaus, Wagner’s Die Feen, Das Liebesverbot, Rienzi, The Flying Dutchman, Tannhäuser, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Die Walküre, Tristan und Isolde and Götterdämmerung, Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites, and the soprano part in John Neumeier’s choreography of Handel’s Messiah. She is a regular guest at leasing theatres including the State Operas of Hamburg, Hanover and Berlin, Frankfurt’s Alte Oper, Dresden’s Semperoper, Nationale Reisopera Enschede, Karlsruhe, Nuremberg, Leipzig, Innsbruck, Graz, Zurich, the Comic Opera in Berlin, Volksoper in Vienna, Paris’ Théâtre du Châtelet and Opéra de Bastille, Strasbourg’s Opéra National de France as well as Seattle Opera and Bayreuth Festival.

Beside her opera activities, Christiane Libor appears with important orchestras in Europe under conductors like Ingo Metzmacher, Jörg Faerber, Kurt Masur, Marc Minkowski, Michael Schoenwandt, Helmuth Rilling, Ton Koopman, Philippe Jordan, Frieder Bernius, David Zinman, Markus Stenz, Christoph Perick, Sebastian Weigle, Ulf Schirmer, Simone Young, Antoni Wit, David Zinman, and Jaap van Zweden. She is also a frequent guest at the music festivals like Schubertiade Feldkirch, Richard-StraussFestspiele in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Achberg, Bard (USA), and success at the 2005 Proms in London.