Singing is the thermal lift for soaring flights of emotion

At the core of the classical voice training under Prof. Christiane Iven is the individual development and encouragement of every individual artist personality with her deeply personal talents and expressive potential.

The imparting of a well-founded singing technique, along with the ability of giving voice to music and poetry with warmth of heart, understanding, naturalness, virtuosity and imagination forms the focus of the collaboration with the students.

For Christiane Iven, profound exploration of all genres (lied, opera and oratorio) and of the music of every period right down to the present day is of the absolute essence.




The mezzo-soprano Iris Marie Sojer will become a permanent member of the ensemble at the Wuppertal theaters from the upcoming season.


Evaluation and degradation are part of a singer’s daily life. On the difficulty of dealing with criticism.

A contribution by Christiane Iven to the academy day “Theater und Kritik” of the theater academy August Everding on 16.11.2017 In their profession, singers are constantly put up for public evaluation. From the audience, from (sometimes ill-meaning) colleagues, from conductors, general directors, stage directors, from people who broker and sell art. And from music journalists, […]