Born in Feuchtwangen, Bavaria, Christiane Karg studied singing at the Salzburg Mozarteum and at the Music Conservatory in Verona.
She was a member of the International Opera Studio at the Hamburg State Opera before joining the ensemble of the Frankfurt Opera in 2008 where her roles included Susanna, Musetta, Pamina, Servilia, Zdenka (Arabella), Adèle (Die Fledermaus), the title role of La Calisto, Sophie (Der Rosenkavlier) and Melisande (Pelleas et Melisande).
In 2006 she made an auspicious debut at the Salzburg Festival and has returned to sing Amor (Orfeo ed Euridice) with Riccardo Muti and Zerlina with Yannick Nezet-Seguin. In 2013 she made her debut at the Glyndebourne Festival (Hippolyte et Aricie); and returned the following year to sing Sandrina (La finta giardiniera). This season she makes her U.S debut singing Susanna at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and her house debut at the Teatro alla Scala singing Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier).
In concert she has worked with conductors such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Daniel Harding, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Mariss Jansons, and Christian Thielemann.
An acclaimed recitalist, Christiane Karg’s recitals have included the Schwarzenberg Schubertiade, Salzburg Mozarteum, Vienna Musikverein, the Edinburgh International Festival and Wigmore Hall.