Born in Feuchtwangen, Bavaria, Christiane Karg studied singing at the Salzburg Mozarteum and at the Music Conservatory in Verona.
She was a member of the International Opera Studio at the Hamburg State Opera before joining the ensemble of the Frankfurt Opera in 2008 where her roles include Susanna, Musetta, Pamina, Servilia, Zdenka (Arabella), the title role of La Calisto, Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier) and Mélisande.
In 2006 she made an auspicious debut at the Salzburg Festival and has returned to sing Amor (Orfeo ed Euridice) with Riccardo Muti and Zerlina with Yannick Nezet-Seguin. She is a regular guest at the Theater an der Wien where she has sung Ismene (Mitridate), Télaïre (Castor and Pollux) and Héro (Beatrice et Benedict). At the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, she has sung Ighino (Palestrina), Pamina and Blanche (Dialogues des Carmélites), at the Semperoper Dresden, Sophie, at the Komische Oper Berlin, Musetta, and Norina and at the Opera de Lille, Anne Trulove (The Rakes Progress). In 2015 she made her debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, singing Pamina and her U.S operatic debut singing Susanna at the Lyric Opera, Chicago and in 2016 her debut at the Teatro alla Scala, Milan, singing Sophie and returned to Chicago for Pamina.
In concert, she has worked with conductors such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Herbert Blomstedt, Daniel Harding, Mariss Jansons, and Christian Thielemann.
A world-renowned recitalist, she has appeared at the Vienna Musikverein, Carnegie Hall New York, Oji Hall Tokyo, Schwarzenberg Schubertiade, Wigmore Hall and the Edinburgh Festival. Other appearances include the Mozarteum Salzburg, Vienna Konzerthaus, Essen, Cologne, Schwetzingen, Hamburg, Innsbruck, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Stuttgart.
For her recordings she has twice been awarded the prestigious Echo Klassik award.