Lyric mezzo-soprano Christianne Stotijn has performed in many of the world’s most prestigious venues including Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Musikverein Vienna, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées Paris, Mozarteum Salzburg, Carnegie Hall New York and the Philharmonie Berlin working with leading conductors including Claudio Abbado, Vladimir Jurowski, René Jacobs, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Bernard Haitink. Haitink has had a profound influence on Christianne’s career, working under his direction with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Boston, Chicago and London Symphony Orchestras.
Christianne is a passionate interpreter of art songs working regularly with Joseph Breinl and Julius Drake. Her discography includes recordings of Schubert, Berg and Wolf with Breinl, Mahler songs with Drake, Tchaikovsky lieder with Drake (winning the BBC Music Magazine Vocal Recording Award), and lieder by Pfitzner, Strauss & Mahler accompanied by Breinl. Recently signing with Warner Classics she has released her first album for the label – If the Owl Calls Again (Gramophone Editor’s Choice).
Highlights of Christianne’s 2018/19 season include further performances of Totentanz by Thomas Adès with both the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Orchestre de Paris; Mort de Cléopatre with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra; a recital in Strasbourg for Opéra du Rhin; Mahler Symphonies No. 2 and 3 with the Orchestre National de Lille; a Netherlands national tour of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with the Netherlands Blazers Ensemble and Beethoven Symphony no. 9 with the Britten Sinfonia conducted by Thomas Adès.