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Christian Gerhaher

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Christian Gerhaher (born 1969 in Straubing) is a German baritone and bass singer in opera, concert and notably Lied.

Christian Gerhaher studied with Paul Kuen and Raimund Grumbach at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, and Lied with Friedemann Berger, already together with his accompanist for decades to come, Gerold Huber. He took master classes with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Inge Borkh.

He was a member of the opera in Würzburg from 1998 to 2000, performing in Thomas Hengelbrock’s production of Così fan tutte, in Weber’s Der Freischütz with the Cappella Coloniensis, and Papageno in Achim Freyer’s staging of The Magic Flute. a role that he sang as his debut at the Salzburg Festival in 2006. In 2005 he portrayed the title role of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo at the Opern- und Schauspielhaus Frankfurt where he appeared as Wolfram in Wagner’s Tannhäuser in 2007.

In concert he has collaborated with Helmuth Rilling, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Neville Marriner, Philippe Herreweghe, Heinz Holliger and Trevor Pinnock, among others.

Christian Gerhaher has performed and recorded Lieder with pianist Gerold Huber, such as Schubert’s Winterreise, Die schöne Müllerin, Schwanengesang and Gesänge des Harfners. His Schubert album Abendbilder with Gerold Huber won a Gramophone Award for Solo vocal in 2006.

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