(St. Pölten, Austria)
2018–19 Season: Dorinda, Orlando
Austrian soprano Christina Gansch makes her American opera debut with San Francisco Opera this summer as Dorinda in Orlando. Winner of the 2014 Kathleen Ferrier Award, Gansch is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and the Mozarteum in Salzburg and she has participated in the Salzburg Festival’s Young Singer Project and the Verbier Festival’s Solti Opera Project.
Highlights in the current season include Gretchen in a new production of Schumann’s Szenen aus Goethes Faust for Hamburg State Opera, Najade in a new production of Ariadne auf Naxos for Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, and Dew Fairy in a new production of Hänsel und Gretel for Royal Opera, Covent Garden.
Other appearances include the Salzburg Festival as Servilia in La Clemenza di Tito and Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro; the Glyndebourne Festival as Mélisande in Pelléas et Mélisande; Deutsche Staatsoper as the Forest Bird in Siegfried; Opéra National de Paris and Royal Opera, Covent Garden as Papagena in Die Zauberflöte; Opéra National de Montpellier as Amore in Orfeo ed Euridice and Servilia; and Hamburg State Opera as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel, Marzelline in Fidelio, the title role of Handel’s Almira, Oscar in Un Ballo in Maschera, Ascagne in Les Troyens, Jemmy in Guillaume Tell, and Constance in Dialogues des Carmélites.
Future seasons include returns to Opéra National de Paris and the Glyndebourne Festival and her debut at the Internationale Händel-Festspiele Göttingen. Gansch’s recordings include Zerlina/Don Giovanni with MusicAeterna/Teodor Currentzis (Sony), Wolf Lieder with Malcolm Martineau (Vivat) and Schubert’s Der Hochzeitsbraten with Matthew Rose, Robert Murray, and Malcolm Martineau (Stone Records).