Bernhard Berchtold

Bernhard Berchtold

Austrian tenor Bernhard Berchtold studied at the Mozarteum Salzburg under Horiana Branisteanu and followed a course by Hartmut Höll. From 2003 to 2011, he was part of the ensemble of the Badische Staatstheater Karlsruhe, where he was able to build and cherish a broad repertoire.

In 2013, he gave his debut as Luzio in Wagners “Liebesverbot” at the Bayreuth festival. Other engagements brought him to the State Opera Budapest, the Semperoper Dresden, the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf, the Staatsoper Hamburg, the Opéra de Lyon, the Scala in Milano, the Bayerische Staatsoper München, the Teatro San Carlo Naples as well as the Easter and Summer Festivals in Salzburg. He worked with conductors such as Semyon Bychkov, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Marek Janowski, Ton Koopman, Simon Rattle, Helmuth Rilling and Masaaki Suzuki.

Berchtold is appreciated for his interpretations of both, songs and oratorios. In the near future, he can be listened to during performances of Bach oratorios in Budapest, Milano, Munich, Vienna, as well as on opera stages in Düsseldorf, Erfurt, Lyon, Muskat and Napels.

His Schubert evenings at the Klavierfestival Ruhr got lasting attention. “Winterreise”, “Schwanengesang” and “Die schöne Müllerin” were broadcasted by the WDR and ORF and released on CD. In addition, he performed “Die schöne Müllerin” at the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg.