Christina Baader was born in Stuttgart. She firstly completed piano studies at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart and received a postgraduate piano diploma at the Conservatoire de Musique de Lausanne, Switzerland. During her piano studies she pursued training in singing and started to perform in opera productions in Montreux, Geneva, Zurich, Stuttgart and Cologne. In France, where she was granted a state scholarship from the region of Burgundy, she studied with Prof. Jean-Pierre Blivet and perfected her skills with the renowned singing teacher Prof. Irina Gavrilovici in Vienna.
She sang concerts in Sofia, Cologne, Hamburg and performed the Alto solo part in Beethoven's 9th Symphony in Hiroshima 2009 with the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra directed by Kazufumi Yamashita.
Christina Baader embodied the title role of Bizet's Carmen in numerous cities in Germany, France, Switzerland and Austria and most recently during a much acclaimed production by Frank Van Laecke in Belgium, with whom she already worked in his mise-en-scène of Britten's Peter Grimes as Aunty.
As a soloist ensemble-member of Theater für Niedersachsen she sang Klytämnestra in Gluck's Iphigenie in Aulis, Mrs Quickly in Verdi's Falstaff and Mary in Wagner's Der fliegende Holländer.
In addition to her opera engagements she portrayed dramatic mezzo roles during recitals dedicated to Haydn’s Scena di Berenice, Donizetti’s Anna Bolena or Meyerbeer’s Le Prophète and Les Huguenots. Her divers repertoire spans mezzo characters in Wagner's Die Walküre, Verdi's Rigoletto, Tschaikowsky's Eugen Onegin (Olga, Larina), Strauß’ Die Fledermaus (Prinz Orlofski), Puccini’s Suor Angelica (Zia Principessa), Mozart's Così fan tutte, Goldschmidt’s Beatrice Cenci (Lucrezia) as well as the title roles in Menotti's The Medium and Gluck's Iphigénie en Tauride.
Christina Baader is engaged frequently as a concert singer. She sang Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 in Hong Kong, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 and Beethoven’s Missa solemnis in Wiener Musikverein as well as Verdi’s Requiem in Vienna Konzerthaus and De Singel Antwerpen.
Her repertoire of Lied and Mélodies ranges from Schubert, Schumann, Wagner, Mahler and Strauss to Duparc, Fauré, De Falla and Granados.
Since November 2017, she is engaged at the Opera Graz as a guest several times where she performed among others the witch in Humperdinck’s Königskinder as well as Erna in Georg Friedrich Haas’ opera Morgen und Abend in 2022. In August 2022 she reprises the title role of Carmen conducted by Nayden Todorov in Germany.
Christina Baader lives in Vienna.