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As an interpreter of major opera roles, Lied and concert repertory, Christiane Oelze enjoys international reputation. She has appeared at some of the most prestigious opera temples including the Bavarian State Opera Munich, Royal Opera House Covent Garden London, Glyndebourne Festival, Hamburg State Opera, Salzburg Festival, and the Opéra National de Paris. In concert, Christiane Oelze performs worldwide in the most prominent concert halls and festivals with today’s most eminent conductors including Claudio Abbado, Pierre Boulez, Herbert Blomstedt, Riccardo Chailly, Christoph von Dohnányi, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Michael Gielen, Carlo Maria Giulini, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Christopher Hogwood, Marek Janowski, Fabio Luisi, Sir Neville Marriner, Kurt Masur, Kent Nagano, and Sir Simon Rattle.
On the opera stage, Christiane Oelze made her mark with roles in Mozart operas in productions at e.g. the Bavarian State Opera, at the festivals of Salzburg and Glyndebourne as well as in operas of the classical modern period at the important opera houses in Germany and abroad.

Alongside, Christiane Oelze dedicates herself to the Lied repertoire, being accompanied by pianists as Mitsuko Uchida (Carnegie Hall New York), Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Mozartwoche Salzburg), Julius Drake, Rudolf Jansen, Graham Johnson, Malcolm Martineau, Roger Vignoles and by her longtime Lied partner Eric Schneider. Recordings with the songs of Anton Webern (Deutsche Grammophon), settings of works by Goethe and “Forbidden Songs” by German composers in exile (Ullmann, Korngold, Eisler, and Weill), have received great critical acclaim.

Recent recordings include Beethoven‘s 9th symphony with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen under Paavo Järvi (RCA/SONY Music), Manfred Gurlitt‘s „Dramatische Gesänge“ with the Rundfunksinfonieorchester Berlin as well as a recordings of the psalms by Ernst Bloch with the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin under Steven Sloane and Gustav Mahler’s Wunderhorn-Liedern and 4th symphony with the Gürzenich-Orchester under Markus Stenz.

From 2003 to 2008, Christiane Oelze taught at the Robert-Schumann-Hochschule in Dusseldorf, Germany.

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