Interview

Where do I come from
Hamburg
Why do I sing?
I. Singing has always been my passion, if not always in the classical realm. II.To be on the stage and to sing makes one happy. III.Of all the things that I can do, I am best at singen, or at least, I am ready to become better at it.
And what do I like apart from singing?
Watching TV series and movies, good actors, cooking with friends, Nelson Mandela, photography, exercise, reading, occupying myself with singing.
My own personal musical highlight?
Hamburg Elbphilharmonie in the opening month. No words.
My motto?
Live and let live.

Biography

The bariton Christian Lange, born in Hamburg in 1992, had his first experience on the stage while still a child in the musical “The Lion King” in the leading role of Young Simba.

He completed his bachelor’s degree in Voice at the University of Music and Theater Hamburg in 2016. There he studied with Prof. Yvi Jänicke and Prof. Geert Smits, as well as in the song studio of Prof. Burkhard Kehring.

As of October 2017, Christian Lange is studying at the Theater Academy August Everding in the master’s program for Music Theater/Opera Singing in the voice studio of KS Prof. Christiane Iven.

On the opera stage, the young singer has appeared as “Papageno” in Mozart’s “The Magic Flute”, in “The Fairy Queen” by Henry Purcell at the Hamburg Opera Stabile, as “Vicomte Cascada” in Lehár’s “The Merry Widow”, directed by Philipp Himmelmann, and as “Boni” in “The Csárdás Princess” by Emmerich Kálmán, directed by Florian Malte Leibrecht.

Master classes have led him to work with Michaela Schuster, Erik Battaglia, Annette Berg, and Rudolf Piernay.

In engagements with the Hamburg Symphony, Mendelssohn Youth Symphonic Orchestra, and Concerto con Anima, Christian Lange sang under the batons of Willem Wentzel, Clemens Malich, Christoph Schoener, and Ulrich Windfuhr.

Christian Lange has appeared in the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg St. Michaelis, the Hamburg Laeiszhalle, as well as at the Song Festival Solec nad Wisłą in Poland.

He is an award-winner of the national competition “Jugend Musiziert”, the 2015 Hamburg Mozart Competition, the 2nd Gustav Mahler Song Competition, as well as a finalist of the 44. National Competition for Voice, Junior Category (Berlin, 2014). He is a scholarship recipient of the Horst & Gretl Will Foundation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Website

christianlange-bariton.com