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 these years Kristiane Kaiser 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), Dvořák‘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), Wally (La Wally) as well as to her first Senta (The Flying Dutchman) in 2019.
In 2016 she celebrated her debut with Salzburg Festival singing the part of Rovina in Otto Nicolai’s rarely performed opera Il Templario and gave her role-debut as Strauss’Arabella at the Estonian National Opera in Tallinn. Frequent guest-appearances at the Cologne Opera gave her the opportunity for outstandingly successful role-debuts as Rezia in Weber’s Oberon, Elisabeth in Wagner’s Tannhäuser (both in 2017) as well as when singing her first Salome by Richard Strauss in 2018.
Apart from her opera-repertory Kristiane Kaiser also performs frequently leading-roles in classic operettas such as Rosalinda (Die Fledermaus), Countess Zedlau (Wiener Blut) and Lisa (The Land of Smiles). She recorded the female leads within the operettas Friederike, Paganini and The Rose of Stambul for CD-release, 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 Germany and Austria.