Christian Gerhaher

Biography

Born: July 24, 1969; Staubing  
Baritone Christian Gerhaher had a meteoric rise after his 1998 victory in the New York/Paris-shared Prix International Pro Musicis. Gerhaher subsequently developed a major career on both the operatic and recital stages. His repertory has tended to favor the Germanic composers, taking in J.S. Bach cantatas and oratorios; operas by Mozart, von Weber, and Wagner; lieder by Schubert, Brahms, and Mahler; and concert works by Haydn, Mendelssohn, Read more Brahms, and Mahler. But he has hardly restricted himself to the German sphere, having performed Orff's Carmina Burana, Britten's War Requiem, Monteverdi's Orfeo, and much else. Gerhaher possesses a very distinct, attractive voice, a bit higher in the baritone range than is usual. He has performed at many of the major recital halls and operatic venues, and with an impressive list of conductors that includes Harnoncourt, Rilling, Rattle, Muti, Colin Davis, Marriner, Pinnock, Herreweghe, Inbal, and Conlon. Gerhaher has made numerous recordings in a relatively short period of time, most issued since 2000. They are available on DG, EMI, Sony, RCA, Arte Nova, Decca, Hänssler Classics, and Deutsche Harmonia Mundi. Gerhaher's résumé, apart from his considerable musical activity, is impressive: he holds a doctorate degree in medicine and has extensively studied philosophy.

Christian Gerhaher was born in the Bavarian city of Straubing on July 24, 1969. His major educational activity was in Munich: he studied voice with Paul Kuen and Raimund Grumbach and enrolled at the Musikhochschule Opera School there. He also studied medicine and philosophy simultaneously. Gerhaher later took master classes with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf.

1998 was a pivotal year for Gerhaher: he obtained his medical degree, won the Prix International Pro Musicis, and joined the Stadttheater Würzburg, remaining a member until 2000. Meanwhile, he began making critically acclaimed appearances in lieder repertory with pianist Gerold Huber, including at Carnegie Hall, the Schubertiade in Feldkirch, and Wigmore Hall in London.

Gerhaher quickly built a reputation in opera, as well: his 2005 performance at the Frankfurt Opera in the title role of Orfeo drew rave notices. In the following season, Gerhaher appeared in Schubert's opera Alphonso und Estrella in Berlin and Schumann's oratorio Das Paradies und die Peri in Munich. Gerhaher's 2007-2008 schedule included a highly acclaimed North American tour with pianist Gerold Huber. Gerhaher's later recordings include the 2008 CD on Hänssler Classics of Britten's War Requiem, with conductor Rilling leading the Stuttgart Festival Ensemble. Read less
Berg: Wozzeck / Luisi, Gerhaher, Opernhaus Zurich
Release Date: 06/24/2016   Label: Accentus  
Catalog: ACC20363   Number of Discs: 1
On sale! $29.99
DVD: $23.99
In Stock
On sale!   $29.99   DVD:  $23.99 Add DVD to Cart

Berg: Wozzeck / Luisi, Gerhaher, Opernhaus Zurich [Blu-ray]
Release Date: 06/24/2016   Label: Accentus  
Catalog: ACC10363   Number of Discs: 1
On sale! $39.99
Blu-ray Video: $31.99
In Stock
On sale!   $39.99   Blu-ray Video:  $31.99 Add to Cart

Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem / Thielemann, Schafer, Gerhaher, Munich Philharmonic
Release Date: 10/26/2010   Label: C Major  
Catalog: 703308   Number of Discs: 1
On sale! $24.99
DVD: $19.99
Low Stock
On sale!   $24.99   DVD:  $19.99 Add DVD to Cart

Browse 26-43 of 43 Available Recordings
1 2
  • 26.
    Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem / Thielemann, Schafer, Gerhaher, Munich Philharmonic
    Label: C Major   Catalog: 703308 Release Date: 10/26/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Christine Schäfer,  Christian Gerhaher
    Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Philharmonic Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus
    Recommendation
    On sale! $24.99
    DVD: $19.99
    Low Stock
    On sale!   $24.99   DVD:  $19.99 Add DVD to Cart

  • 27.
    Orff: Carmina Burana / Rattle, Berlin Philharmonic
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2053678 Release Date: 10/26/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Carl Orff,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Sally Matthews,  Lawrence Brownlee,  Christian Gerhaher
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Radio Chorus
    Recommendation
    DVD: $24.99
    Low Stock
    DVD:  $24.99 Add DVD to Cart

  • 28.
    Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn / Boulez, Kozena, Gerhaher, Cleveland Orchestra
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001469902 Release Date: 10/05/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Magdalena Kozená,  Christian Gerhaher
    Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
    Recommendation
    CD: $21.99
    Low Stock
    CD:  $21.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 29.
    Mozart: Complete Operas [33 DVDs]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001470109 Release Date: 09/28/2010   Number of Discs: 33
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Chaya Czernowin
    Performer:  Elina Garanca,  Michael Schade,  Dorothea Röschmann,  Barbara Bonney  ... 
    Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt,  Riccardo Muti,  Roger Norrington,  Manfred Honeck  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung,  Vienna State Opera Chorus  ... 
    DVD: $168.99
    Back Order
    DVD:  $168.99 Add DVD to Cart

  • 30.
    Orff: Carmina Burana / Petibon, Gerhaher, Harding
    Label: Imports   Catalog: 001456102 Release Date: 09/21/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Carl Orff
    Performer:  Patricia Petibon,  Christian Gerhaher,  Hans Werner Bunz
    Conductor:  Daniel Harding
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tölz Boys Choir,  Bavarian Radio Chorus,  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
    Recommendation
    Import CD
    $13.99
    Low Stock
    CD:  $13.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 31.
    Othmar Schoeck: Notturno
    Label: Ecm   Catalog: 001355902 Release Date: 11/17/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Othmar Schoeck
    Performer:  Anja Lechner,  Helmut Nicolai,  Andreas Reiner,  Christian Gerhaher  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rosamunde Quartet
    Recommendation
    CD: $21.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $21.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 32.
    Robert Schumann: Szenen Aus Goethes Faust / Mojca Erdmann, Christiane Iven, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Et Al
    Label: Rco Live   Catalog: 9001 Release Date: 10/13/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Robert Schumann
    Performer:  Werner Güra,  Mojca Erdmann,  Kevin Doss,  Anitra Jellema  ... 
    Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
    Recommendation
    On sale! $31.99
    SuperAudio CD: $29.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $31.99   SuperAudio CD:  $29.99 Add to Cart

  • 33.
    Haydn: The Seasons / Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Et Al
    Label: Dhm Deutsche Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 728126 Release Date: 03/17/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
    Performer:  Dorothea Röschmann,  Michael Schade,  Christian Gerhaher
    Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus,  Arnold Schoenberg Choir
    CD: $18.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $18.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 34.
    Britten: War Requiem / Rilling, Dasch, Taylor, Gerhaher, Et Al
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 98507 Release Date: 06/10/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Annette Dasch,  James Taylor,  Christian Gerhaher
    Conductor:  Helmuth Rilling
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Festival Ensemble,  Aurelius Boys Choir of Calw
    Recommendation
    SuperAudio CD: $29.99
    In Stock
    SuperAudio CD:  $29.99 Add to Cart

  • 35.
    Mahler: Lieder;  Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony / Gerhaher
    Label: Arte Nova   Catalog: 878180 Release Date: 03/13/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler,  Arnold Schoenberg
    Performer:  Christian Gerhaher,  Gerold Huber
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hyperion Ensemble
    CD: $8.99
    Low Stock
    CD:  $8.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 36.
    Schubert: Winterreise / Christian Gerhaher, Gerold Huber
    Label: Arte Nova   Catalog: 807770 Release Date: 02/13/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Christian Gerhaher,  Gerold Huber
    Recommendation
    CD: $8.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $8.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 37.
    Bach: Mass In B Minor / Rilling, Bach Collegium, Et Al
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 98274 Release Date: 01/09/2007   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Stella Doufexis,  Marlis Petersen,  Anke Vondung,  Lothar Odinius  ... 
    Conductor:  Helmuth Rilling
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart,  Stuttgart Bach Collegium
    SuperAudio CD: $29.99
    In Stock
    SuperAudio CD:  $29.99 Add to Cart

  • 38.
    Mozart: Die Zauberflöte / Groves, Pape, Damrau, Muti
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000823209 Release Date: 01/09/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Simon O'Neill,  Franz Grundheber,  Burkhard Ulrich,  Irena Bespalovaite  ... 
    Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus
    DVD: $43.99
    Low Stock
    DVD:  $43.99 Add DVD to Cart

  • 39.
    Mendelssohn: Heimkehr Aus Der Fremde / Rilling, Banse, Swr
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 98487 Release Date: 06/13/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
    Performer:  Juliane Banse,  Carsten Süss,  Christian Gerhaher,  Stefan Müller-Ruppert  ... 
    Conductor:  Helmuth Rilling
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart
    CD: $18.99
    Low Stock
    CD:  $18.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 40.
    Haydn: Orlando Paladino / Harnoncourt, Petibon, Gerhaher
    Label: Dhm Deutsche Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 73370 Release Date: 05/30/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
    Performer:  Christian Gerhaher,  Patricia Petibon,  Michael Schade,  Malin Hartelius  ... 
    Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus
    Recommendation
    On sale! $29.98
    ArkivCD $24.99
    Low Stock
    On sale!   $29.98   ArkivCD:  $24.99 Add to Cart

  • 41.
    Orff: Carmina Burana / Rattle, Berlin Po, Et Al
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 57888 Release Date: 01/25/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Carl Orff
    Performer:  Lawrence Brownlee,  Christian Gerhaher,  Sally Matthews
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin State Boy's Choir,  Berlin Radio Chorus  ... 
    Recommendation
    CD: $19.99
    Low Stock
    CD:  $19.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 42.
    Bartok: Music For Strings, Percussion, Celesta; Haydn, Smetana / Harnoncourt
    Label: Rca Victor Red Seal   Catalog: 59326 Release Date: 04/06/2004   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Béla Bartók,  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Bedrich Smetana  ... 
    Performer:  Michael Schade,  Dorothea Röschmann,  Christian Gerhaher
    Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  Vienna Concentus Musicus,  Arnold Schoenberg Choir  ... 
    Recommendation
    On sale! $29.98
    ArkivCD $24.99
    Special Order
    On sale!   $29.98   ArkivCD:  $24.99 Add to Cart

  • 43.
    Abert: Ekkehard / Falk, Kaufmann, Kelling, Reiter, Et Al
    Label: Capriccio Records   Catalog: 60080 Release Date: 01/09/2001   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Joseph Abert
    Performer:  Susanne Kelling,  Henryk Böhm,  Jörg Hempel,  Alfred Reiter  ... 
    Conductor:  Peter Falk
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Stuttgarter Choir
    CD: $24.99
    Back Order
    CD:  $24.99 Add CD to Cart

1 2