Christian Miedl

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Christian Miedl’s recent engagements include Henze’s PRINZ VON HOMBURG at Staatsoper Stuttgart, Neuwirth’s ORLANDO at Wiener Staatsoper, Mahler’s 8th SYMPHONY (“Symphony of the Thousand”) at the Munich Philharmonie am Gasteig, Braunfels’ JEANNE D’ARC at Cologne Opera, Offenbach’s BELLE HELENE at the Hamburg State Opera, PENTHESILEA at Bonn Opera, Zimmermann’s WEISSE ROSE in Tokyo incl. CD production, Eötvös’ ANGELS IN AMERICA in Freiburg, Braunschweig and Münster, incl. a DVD production, as well as recordings for his solo album “Songs of the Night” with songs of the romantic, modern and avant-garde eras.

 

 

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Mr. Miedl has appeared on the opera stage at Vienna State Opera, La Scala in Milan, Stuttgart State Opera, the Bavarian State Opera, the Hamburg State Opera, the Wiener Festwochen and at the opera houses of Cologne, Lyon, Frankfurt, Bonn, Basel, Malmö, Seattle and Karlsruhe. His opera repertoire includes, among others, most of the central parts of the classic and romantic periods by Mozart, Rossini, Wagner and Strauss.

Great public and press success has made him a sought-after interpreter of contemporary literature in recent years. Opera roles have included Henze’s PRINZ VON HOMBURG, Ullmann’s KAISER VON ATLANTIS, Kallenbach in Glass’s SATYAGRAHA, Malaspina in Sciarrino’s LUCI MIE TRADITRICI. In a world-premiere series of Liza Lim’s TREE OF CODES at Oper Köln, he performed in the lead role of Doctor/ Son.

Christian Miedl was Valmont in the US premiere of Francesconi’s erotic-dramatic opera QUARTETT (production of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden London) at the Spoleto Festival USA, as part, in which he had already excelled in Scandinavia. He made his Japan debut in Suntory Hall Tokyo in 2018 as Hans Scholl in the Japanese premiere of Zimmermann’s WEISSE ROSE with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.

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In the concert area , Christian Miedl has been a soloist in major world premieres, including: Wolfgang Rihm’s DER MALER TRÄUMT with the Dutch Radio, Ennio Morricone’s JERUSALEM with the Italian RAI, Peter Eötvös’ ATLANTIS with Radio France. In addition, he is a sought-after interpreter in concert parts such as Elijah, St. Matthew Passion’s Christus, Brahms Requiem, Carmina Burana.

He is a regular guest on the international concert stage at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Munich Philharmonie am Gasteig, Lucerne Festival, Cité de la Musique Paris, Casa da Musica Porto, Mozart Week Salzburg, Holland Festival, Laeiszhalle Hamburg.

He has sung with Orchestre National de la Radio France, Ensemble Intercontemporain Paris, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Nazionale della RAI, Hamburger Philharmoniker, the Radio Orchestras of MDR and SWR, Emsemble ASKO|Schoenberg, under conductors such as Marc Albrecht, Pierre Boulez, Semyon Bychkov , Dennis Russell Davies, Peter Eötvös, Daniel Harding, Susanna Mälkki, Cornelius Meister, Kent Nagano, Simone Young.

 

He can be heard on CD and DVD recordings in Sciarrino’s Luci mie traditrici (CD, Stradivarius, DVD, Arthaus), Orff’s Carmina Burana (CD, Analekta), Stravinsky’s Les Noces (CD, Analekta), as well as in Reimann’s Lear (DVD , Arthaus) and Offenbach’s La Belle Helene (DVD, Unitel, as well as TV broadcasting at ARTE). His Solo Album “SONGS OF THE NIGHT” has been released in March 2020 and received excellent reviews. It contains romantic, modern and avantgarde songs about the moments between dusk and dawn – not only as part of the day but also in our lives and souls.

 

Mr. Miedl had completed a Master’s Degree in International Business Studies before winning the 1st national prize of the renowned German young-musicians’ competition „Jugend musiziert“. After this, he studied Lied and Oratorio with Wolfgang Holzmair at the Mozarteum University Salzburg.
His voice teachers were Kjellaug Tesaker in Salzburg and Margreet Honig in Amsterdam, Patricia McCaffrey in New York and Abbie Furmansky in Berlin.

Among other awards, he holds the Oratorio-Lied Prize from the prestigious International Francisco-ViñasVoice Competition Barcelona.

He is a native of Passau, Germany. Today he calls Cologne his home town.

 

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