Born in Vienna, Kristiane Kaiser studied at the Salzburg Mozarteum and - in the class of KS Margarita Lilova - at the Vienna Music University. She emerged successfully from numerous vocal-competitions in Austria, Germany, Italy and Spain and was awarded the 'Eberhard-Waechter-Medal' in 2005. Following first guest-appearances the role of Constance in Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio became her most important part of repertory for the time being, a role which she performed at the State Opera Houses of Dresden, Berlin, Munich and Hamburg as well as in Dusseldorf, Karlsruhe and Frankfurt. She appeared as Pamina (The magic flute) with the Zurich and the Cologne Opera, as Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare) in Dusseldorf and as Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) in Dresden. She sang her first ever Violetta (La traviata) already in 2008, a production which was published on CD as well as on DVD.
Throughout all these years Kristiane Kaiser always remained closely connected to the ensemble of the Vienna Volksoper. At this theatre her repertory – apart from already mentioned roles - developed ever-expanding from Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Fiordiligi (Cosí fan tutte), Agathe (Der Freischütz), Mařenka (The bartered bride), Dvorak‘s Rusalka, Liu (Turandot), Mimi (La Bohème) and Nedda (I Pagliacci) to more dramatic repertory: Leonora (Il Trovatore), Diemut (Friedenstag), Giulietta (Le contes d’Hoffmann) and Wally (La Wally).
She gave her role-debut as Strauss’ Arabella at the Estonian National Opera in Tallinn and sang her first Rezia in Weber’s Oberon as well as her first Elisabeth in Wagner’s Tannhäuser with the Cologne Opera recently. Within Salzburg Festival 2016 she sang the part of Rovina in Otto Nicolai’s rarely performed opera Il Templario. In Cologne her first Salome by Richard Strauss follows still this year and in Vienna her first Senta in Wagner‘s The Flying Dutchman in 2019.
Aside from her opera-repertory Kristiane Kaiser also performs frequently leading-roles in classic operettas such as Rosalinda (Die Fledermaus), Countess Zedlau (Wiener Blut) and Angèle (The Opera-Ball). She has also recorded the female leads within the operettas Friederike, Paganini and The Rose of Stambul for CD-releases. However, there are also CDs available of her performances of opera-rarities such as Schubert’s one-act-operas, Humperdinck‘s Sleeping Beauty and Lachner‘s Catharina Cornaro.
In addition to her stage-commitments Kristiane Kaiser also gives regular concerts; she sang Brahms' A German Requiem in Paris, Mendelssohn‘s 2nd Symphony in Brussels, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Mahler’s 4th Symphony at the Le Corum in Montpellier as well as concerts at the Vienna Musikverein and recitals throughout Austria and Germany.