Tanja Christine Kuhn

Tanja Christine Kuhn

Lirico Spinto Soprano

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«„Tanja Christine Kuhn as Giulietta, shows a lyrico spinto soprano voice with brilliant high notes, which easily carries through the orchestra“»
Brunswick Newspaper (2016)
«"As Senta, Kuhn is a first-class artist, who does not merely act but embodies Senta [...] boundless clarity and interpretative strength in both expression and volume. Kuhn's ballad is fantastic, because she not only sings 'beautifully' (which is already quite a lot); the perhaps all-too-famous piece, the 'big number,' is so moving, because she makes every word so comprehensible and sings with such immediacy, as if she were living out the tale with all of her senses. [...] The Holländer and Tanja Christine Kuhn never had to force their voices to express their existential, oppressive concerns."»
Frankenpost (2016)
«"Tanja Christine Kuhn sings the Infantin with sparkling high notes and never ceasing energy"»
Stuttgart Newspaper (2016)
2017Wagner: Der fliegende HolländerSenta
2017Zandonai: Romeo e GiuliettaGiulietta
2017Strauss R.: ElektraChrysothemis
2017Strauss R.: ArabellaArabella
2017Wagner: TannhäuserElisabeth
2017Wagner: LohengrinElsa Of Brabant
2017Mozart: La Clemenza di TitoVitellia
2017Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroContessa d'Almaviva
2017Zandonai: Romeo e GiuliettaGiulietta
2014Zemlinsky: Der ZwergDonna Clara

Bio




The German soprano Tanja Christine Kuhn was born in Heidelberg. In 2015 she successfully completed her MA at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart. She attended masterclasses with Lynne Dawson, Raina Kabaivanska, Karan Armstrong, Malcolm Walker, Matias Tosi, Scott Curry and Angelo Raciti.

Furthermore she constantly works with Brian Jauhiainen.


In 2011 she obtained her first theatre engagement at the Schwetzingen Winter Festival, where she sang the leading role in the german premiere of Scarlattis “Marco Attilio Regolo”, conducted by Ruben Dubrovsky. Her debut was so successful, that musical director Cornelius Meister hired her for additional performances at the Heidelberg Theatre (i.e. Gran Sacerdotessa in “Aida”).



Since then she has appeared at Theater Hof (as Woglinde in Wagner’s Ring cycle) and the Wilhelmatheater in Stuttgart, where she sang the role of Elettra in Mozart’s “Idomeneo” and the Infantin in Zemlinsky’s “Zwerg”.

The Stuttgarter Zeitung wrote about her: “Tanja Christine Kuhn sings the Infantin with sparkling high notes and never ceasing energy”.

In 2015 she could be heard as Blumenmädchen in “Parsifal for children” at the Bayreuth Festival, and at the end of last season she debuted as theprotagonist of Mauricio Kagel’s “Der Turm zu Babel” at the Hanover State Opera.



This season the created the role of Irene in Wagner’s “Rienzi” in Munich, where she earned fabulous reviews: “a large, warm voice” (Neuer Merker), “with glowing, full soprano and enchantingly acted” (drehpunktkultur.at). Moreover she made her debut at the State Theatre of Braunschweig as Giulietta in Zandonai’s “Giulietta e Romeo”  "Tanja Christine Kuhn shows as Giulietta a lyrico spinto voice with brilliant high notes, which easily carries through the Orchestra" ( Braunschweiger Zeitunge ).





She will she will start the upcoming Season 17/18 as Senta in "the Flying Dutchman" at Theatre Hof and also sing Senta at the Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari.


In 2018, Tanja Christine Kuhn will be party of the ensemble of the
Danish National Opera.










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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer Senta Teatro Petruzzelli Bari 2018
Mahler: Symphony No. 2, C minor (Auferstehungssymphonie) Soprano Teatro Petruzzelli Bari 2018
Bizet: Carmen Micaëla Immediately Den Jyske Opera 2018
Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer Senta Immediately Theater Hof 2017
Zandonai: Romeo e Giulietta Giulietta Immediately Staatstheater Braunschweig und Staatsorchester Braunschweig 2017