Kristiane Kaiser studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and at the University of Music in Vienna with Kammersängerin Margarita Lilova. After winning a number of competitions in Austria, Germany, Italy and Spain, she was awarded the Eberhard Waechter Medal in 2005. At an early stage in her career she began making guest appearances, such as in the role of Konstanze (DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL) at the opera houses in Dresden, Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Karlsruhe and Frankfurt. She sang Pamina (THE MAGIC FLUTE) at the opera house in Zurich and at the Cologne Opera, Cleopatra (GIULIO CESARE) at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, Contessa (THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO) at the Semperoper Dresden and the title role in Richard Strauss’s ARABELLA in Tallinn. In the summer of 2016 she gave her debut at the Salzburg Festival as Rovena in Otto Nicolai’s IL TEMPLARIO. Most recently she has celebrated acclaimed role debuts as Rezia (OBERON), Elisabeth (TANNHÄUSER) and in the title role of Strauss’s SALOME.
Kristiane Kaiser has been an ensemble member of the Vienna Volksoper since 2004, where she has appeared in a number of roles including Donna Anna (DON GIOVANNI), Contessa (THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO), Fiordiligi (COSÌ FAN TUTTE), Micaela (CARMEN), Violetta (LA TRAVIATA), Marie (THE BARTERED BRIDE), Agathe (DER FREISCHÜTZ), Rusalka (RUSALKA), Giulietta (TALES OF HOFFMAN), Wally (LA WALLY), Liu (TURANDOT), Mimi (LA BOHÈME), Nedda (PAGLIACCI), Leonora (IL TROVATORE), Senta (THE FLYING DUTCHMAN) and Diemut (FEUERSNOT).
In addition to her opera repertoire Kristiane Kaiser is very much at home with roles from the classical operetta world, such as Rosalinde (DIE FLEDERMAUS), Countess Zedlau (WIENER BLUT), Lisa (THE LAND OF SMILES) or the main roles in FRIEDERIKE, PAGANINI and THE ROSE OF STAMBOUL.
On the concert stage Kristiane Kaiser has performed in a number of works including Brahms’s A GERMAN REQUIEM, Mendelssohn’s HYMN OF PRAIS, Beethoven’s 9th SYMPHONY, Mahler’s 4th SYMPHONY together with the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, at Le Corum in Montpellier and at the Musikverein in Vienna.
„Die Sopranpartie der Rovena lag Kristiane Kaiser bestens in der Kehle; sie machte aus dieser Rolle eine durchaus prägnante Figur – mit Verve und Agilität in den Koloraturen, sicheren Höhen und interessantem, irisierendem Timbre.“
Opernglas Oktober 2016