Christian Immler was born in Munich and began his musical education as a treble in the Tölzer Knabenchor. He was given prominent operatic roles including the 2nd boy-part in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Magic Flute under leading conductors James Levine, Herbert von Karajan, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Riccardo Chailly and Wolfgang Sawallisch. As an alto he was recorded singing Bach-Cantatas BWV 168 & 174 under Nikolaus Harnoncourt as well as the Mass in B minor conducted by Andrew Parrott.
After obtaining a degree in architecture, Christian studied with Rudolf Piernay. He won the Schubert Prize at Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 1998 and the International Nadia et Lili Boulanger Competition in Paris in 2001. Christian has worked with such conductors as Philippe Herreweghe, William Christie, Daniel Harding, Andrew Parrott, Harry Christophers, Giovanni Antonini, Michel Corboz, Ottavio Dantone, Ivor Bolton and Concentus Musicus Wien and Maasaki Suzuki and Bach Collegium Japan, performing at places such as the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Salzburg and Lucerne Festivals and the BBC Proms.
On stage, he recently appeared in Unsuk Chinʼs Alice in Wonderland at Geneva Opera. He sang Seneca (Poppea) at the Boston Early Music Festival. He also performed at the Wiener Kammeroper, New Israeli Opera and Opéra Comique in Paris.
As a recitalist, Christian has a particular interest in 20th Century ʻEmigré Composersʼ. He has performed at Wigmore Hall and Kings Place in London and at the Frick Collection in New York. His latest CD Modern Times with pianist Helmut Deutsch has just been released to critical acclaim.
Christian is Professor of Voice at the Conservatoire HEMU in Lausanne/Fribourg. For more details please see www.christianimmler.com
Panito IconomouChristian ImmlerMichael Kilian Andrew Parrott. Sopranos: Emma Kirkby, Emily van Evera; Boy Altos: Panito Iconomou (sings the Agnus Dei), Christian M. Immler, Michael Kilian. Originally released September 1984.
Christian ImmlerCedric RossdeutscherDer Tölzer Knabenchor 160 min. Recorded at public performances in September 1983 in the Nationaltheater Munich, this is an imaginative if conventional staging from 1978 of Mozart's last & finest opera by the Bavarian State Opera conducted by Wolfgang Sawallisch. The cast includes members of the Tolz Boys' Choir, who are actively involved in the action: Cedric Rossdeutscher, Christian Immler & Stefan Bandemehr. Three boys sing together as the angelic guides for Prince Tamino and Parmina.
DVD issue includes subtitling & a booklet with plot synopsis linked to the 48 "chapters" on the disc. Technical note: Region 0; subtitling in German, English, French, Spanish & Chinese.) BJP
Sarah Wegener (soprano), Vincent Frisch (boy soprano), Sophie Harmsen (mezzo-soprano), Colin Balzer (tenor), Robert Buckland (tenor), Tilman Lichdi (tenor), Christian Immler (baritone), Daniel Ochoa (baritone), Patrick Pobeschin (bass), Philip Niederberger (bass). Stuttgart Chamber Choir, Hofkapelle Stuttgart, Frieder Bernius.