Christiane Libor was born in Berlin, where she received her first lessons in piano and singing. She studied at the Musikhochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, Berlin, with Anneliese Fried. In 1997 she attended classes in Lieder interpretation with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Júlia Várady, and also attended masterclasses with Edith Mathis, Hans Hotter, Peter Schreier and Joseph Protschka. In 1998 she received the O.E. Hasse Prize of the Berlin Academy of the Arts, and the following year she was a prizewinner at the VII. International Mozart Competition in Salzburg. Her rôles have included the Feldmarschallinʼ (Der Rosenkavalier), Leonore (Fidelio) Senta (Der fliegende Hollander), Eva (Die Meistersinger) and Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) and her career has continued with leading rôles in major opera houses and concert appearances throughout Europe and America.