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Christian Elsner

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Voice: Tenor
Nationality: German
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About Christian Elsner:

Christian Elsner (born 11 August 1965) is a German tenor in opera and concert, and an academic voice teacher at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe. He focused first on lied and oratorio, then entered the opera stage in roles such as Handel's Tabarco and Mozart's Pedrillo. From 2007, he also performed roles such as Wagner's Siegmund and at international opera houses and festivals.

Born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Elsner was a member of the boys' choir and later the cathedral choir at the Freiburg Minster, where he received first singing lessons with the American opera tenor Richard Riffel. From 1987 he studied at the Musikhochschule Frankfurt (Frankfurt University of Music) with Martin Gründler, where he studied vocology. He also studied lieder with Charles Spencer and took supplementary master classes with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau in Berlin and Neil Semer in New York.

He appeared as Tabarco in Handel's Armida at the Handel Festival Halle in 1994, and as Macduff in Verdi's Macbeth at the Heidelberg Theatre. He appeared as a guest at the Frankfurt Opera, the Staatstheater Mainz and Theater Bremen. He performed the role of Pedrillo in Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail at the Staatstheater Darmstadt in the 1996–97 season. Also among his lyric roles were Lenski in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin and the title role in Mozart's Idomeneo.

Since 2007, after a fach change towards Heldentenor roles, he appeared as Siegmund in Wagner's Die Walküre at the Staatstheater Darmstadt. A reviewer noted his lyrical belcanto singing based on lied technique, with many shades of the voice, precise diction, but also stable and present in the "Wälse" calls ("farbenreich, geschmeidig, textgenau und doch, wie in den "Wälse"-Rufen, stabil und präsent"). He also sang the role at the Semperoper in Dresden, and appeared in the title role of Wagner's Parsifal at the Vienna State Opera, the Deutsches Nationaltheater and Staatskapelle Weimar, and the Staatstheater Kassel.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Fuor del mar Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.06

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo
2Amfortas die Wunde Popularity:

Opera: ParsifalComposer: WagnerAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Parsifal
3Gott! Welch Dunkel hier! Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.01-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Florestan
4Heil dir Sonne Popularity:

Opera: SiegfriedComposer: WagnerAct: 3

Type: aria,finaleVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles:
5Andro ramingo e solo Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.06

Type: quartetVoice: T T S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo/Idamante/Elettra/Ilia
6Trinke Liebchen trinke schnell Popularity:

Opera: Fledermaus, DieComposer: Strauss jrAct: 1.17

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Alfred
7Vedrommi intorno l'ombra dolente Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.12

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo
8Dass der mein Vater nicht ist Popularity:

Opera: SiegfriedComposer: WagnerAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles:
9Cieli che veggo Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.13

Type: recitativeVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo/Idamante
10Taubchen das entflattert ist Popularity:

Opera: Fledermaus, DieComposer: Strauss jrAct: 1.03

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Alfred
11Non ho colpa Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.05

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante
12Selige ode Popularity:

Opera: SiegfriedComposer: WagnerAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles:
13Ich stehe voll Zagen Popularity:

Opera: Fledermaus, DieComposer: Strauss jrAct: 3.07

Type: trioVoice: T T SLanguage: German

Roles: Gabriel/Alfred/Rosalinde
14Pria di partir oh Dio Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.12

Type: trioVoice: T T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo/Idamante/Elettra
15Principessa a tuoi sguardi Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.03-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ilia/Idamante
16Accogli oh re del mar Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.13

Type: Voice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo/Sacerdote
17Popoli a voi l'ultima legge Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.19-1

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo
18Eccoti in me barbaro Nume Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.14

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo
19Godiam la pace Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.07

Type: ensemble,choirVoice: T B S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Two Trojans/Two Cretan women
20Qual mi conturba i sensi Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.05

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo
21Als zullendes Kind Popularity:

Opera: SiegfriedComposer: WagnerAct: 1.01

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Mime
22Volgi intorno lo sguardo Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.10

Type: recitativeVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sacerdote/Idomeneo
23Padre mio caro padre Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.15-1

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante
24Schon weichet dir Sonne Popularity:

Opera: Thamos, König in ÄgyptenComposer: MozartAct: 1.01

Type: Voice: S cA T BLanguage: German

Roles:
25Prence signor tutta la Grecia Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.08-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T S S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante/Elettra/Ilia/Arbace
26Stupenda vittoria Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.14-1

Type: choirVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo/Arbace
27Ecco il misero resto de Troiani Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.06

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante/Ilia
28Oh! ciel pietoso Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.18-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T T S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo/Idamante/Ilia/Arbace
29Se mai pomposo Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ilia/Idomeneo
30Sventurata sidon Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arbace
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