German soprano Christina Landshamer graduated from Munich’s and Stuttgart’s universities for music and performing arts. She is a versatile and internationally in-demand concert, opera, and recital singer, and has worked with conductors such as Riccardo Chailly, Stéphane Denève, Daniel Harding, Kent Nagano, Roger Norrington, and Christian Thielemann.
Last season Ms. Landshamer made her U.S. debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Sophie in Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, followed by concerts in New York with the Ensemble MidtVest at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. This season she returns to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, led by Manfred Honeck, for Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Resurrection, and appears twice with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Alan Gilbert, first in Handel’s Messiah (in December, marking her debut with the Orchestra), and then in Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 (March 2017), in which she will also perform during the Orchestra’s EUROPE / SPRING 2017 tour. She also appears with NDR Elbphilharmonie under the direction of Thomas Hengelbrock in Haydn’s The Creation as part of the Elbphilharmonie’s opening festival, on tour with the Orchestre des Champs Elysées under Philippe Herreweghe in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, and with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra under Herbert Blomstedt for Bach’s Mass in B minor.
Ms. Landshamer’s discography includes Haydn’s The Seasons and The Creation led by Philippe Herreweghe (PHI), Bizet’s Carmen with Simon Rattle (CD and DVD on EMI Classics), and Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with Chailly (Decca). Her musical versatility can also be enjoyed on various DVDs: Haydn’s Il mondo della luna (Concentus musicus/Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Unitel Classica), St. Matthew Passion and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 (both Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra/Riccardo Chailly, Accentus), and Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Nederlandse Opera — Opus Arte). This year she released her first CD of Lieder, featuring songs by Ullmann and Schumann, with pianist Gerold Huber.