Christine Kattner


Christine Kattner was born in East Berlin. She learned singing at the "Franz Liszt" Academy of Music in Budapest (Hungary) with Prof. Marta Onody. She then enrolled at the University of Music and Theater "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" in Leipzig (Germany) where she studied with Profs. Heidi Riess and Helga Forner until graduating as soloist in 1996.

Christine Kattner took Masterclasses with opera singers Hermann Christian Polster in Leipzig and Gundula Janowitz in Aix-en-Provence. She also followed an opera training course with the leading stage Director Francisco Negrin, in Geneva. She completed her training with eminent Professors and International Soloists such as the world-reknown sopranos Yvonne Minton (London) and Barbara Bonney (Salzburg), and the pianist Mark Markham (New York), concert performer and assigned accompanist of the American opera singer Jessye Norman.

Christine Kattner started performing as mezzo-soprano. Revealed by her muscical encounters and her personal work, she has evolved to a soprano tessitura. Blessed with a unique register of more than three octaves, a solid vocal technique and her talent as a performer, she masters as admirably the repertoire of opera and oratorio than contemporary music. A musical genre she particularly appreciates is the mélodies and Lieder.

For several years now, Christine Kattner regularly performs in various musical centers in France and Europe, successfully exploring an eclectic repertoire.