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The soprano Christina Landshamer, who was born in Munich, began her vocal training with Angelica Vogel at the Music Academy of her native city, later taking Konrad Richter’s lieder class as well as Dunja Vejzovic’s class in solo singing in Stuttgart. There, at the Württemberg Staatsoper, she also sang her first guest engagements; further appearances included Marzelline in Beethoven’s Fidelio at the Opéra du Rhin in Strasbourg and Susanna in Mozart’s Figaro at the Komische Oper in Berlin. In 2009 Landshamer made her debut at the Theater an der Wien as Clarice in Haydn’s Il mondo della luna under Nikolaus Harnoncourt; she made her Salzburg Festival debut in 2011 as The Guardian of the Threshold in Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten, with Christian Thielemann conducting. A year later she was back in Salzburg, this time for a production of Bizet’s Carmen, which was conducted by Simon Rattle. Additional highlights of the last two years include engagements as Naiad in Ariadne auf Naxos at the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden, Pamina in Simon McBurney’s new production of Die Zauberflöte at the Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam, and, in the summer of 2014, als Almirena in Handel’s Rinaldo at the Glyndebourne Festival. In the 2014-15 season Christina Landshamer will go on a tour with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, which will also take her to London for the BBC Proms; she will concertize with the Berlin Philharmonic under Alan Gilbert, with the NDR Symphony Orchestra under Thomas Hengelbrock, and with the Orchestre National de France under Daniele Gatti. Lieder singing is a significant component of her work, and since 2013 she has performed with Gerold Huber at the piano; she sings in a duo with Maximilian Schmitt. Her most recent CD is a new recording of Haydn’s The Seasons led by Philippe Herreweghe.
LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 16 September 2006 as a member of the Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart in Annette Schmucki’s arbeiten/verlieren. die stimmen.