Christiane Oelze

Artist photo of Christiane Oelze - Soprano

Christiane Oelze studied singing at the Cologne University of Music with Klesie Kelly-Moog and Erna Westenberger in Frankfurt/Main. She attended masterclasses with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf.

Christian Oelze has worked with renowned orchestras in Boston, Cleveland, and Los Angeles, as well as the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the London Symphony, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, and with conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Michael Gielen, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, and Sir Simon Rattle. As a soloist, she was invited to festivals such as the BBC Proms, the Glyndebourne Festival, the Salzburg Music Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Lucerne Festival, and the Tanglewood Music Festival. She has performed at opera houses such as Covent Garden, the Hamburg State Opera, and the Paris Opera.

Christiane Oelze was initially regarded predominantly as a Mozart interpreter and also distinguished herself in classical modernism. Her special love is the lied.

She taught as a lecturer at the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf from 2003 to 2008. Since 2018, she has been a lecturer at the Swiss Kalaidos Musikhochschule.

Her Mahler Symphony No. 4 and her Schoenberg String Quartet No. 2 were awarded the German Record Critics’ Prize. By 2015, her discography had already included 70 CD and DVD productions.

Photography: Natalie Bothur

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CDs released by GENUIN

with Christiane Oelze

CD album cover 'Sterne steigen dort…' (GEN 23837) with Asasello-Quartett, E-MEX-Ensemble, Christiane Oelze

Sterne steigen dort…

Porträt der Komponistin Albert Maria Herz

Asasello-Quartett Violin, Viola, Cello
Christiane Oelze Soprano

GEN 23837  –  7.7.2023