Born in Freiburg, Christian Elsner is one of the most versatile German tenors and, likewise, in demand as a concert, recital and opera singer. He studied under Martin Gründler, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Neil Semer, and has won many various international competitions such as the International Music Competition organised by German broadcasting company, ARD, in Munich.
His extensive concert repertoire has enabled Christian to guest regularly with the Berlin Philharmonic, at the Scala in Milan, at New York’s Carnegie Hall and Suntory Hall in Tokyo, and he has worked with such directors as Herbert Blomstedt, Marek Janowski, Mariss Jansons, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Sir Simon Rattle.
Accompanied by Gerold Huber and Burkhard Kehring, Christian has given recitals in Frankfurt, Hamburg, Bonn, Dresden, Wurzburg, Brussels and Ravinia, and at the Schubertiade in Feldkirch.
Christian Elsner has established himself as a Wagner tenor in the roles Siegmund and Parsifal at the opera houses in Weimar, Kassel, Dresden, Vienna and Madrid.
Christian Elsner has been working as a professor of singing at the Hochschule für Musik in Wurzburg since 2006.