One of the leading tenors of his generation, Bernard Richter’s engagements in the current and forthcoming seasons include productions at Teatro alla Scala Milan: the title role of Schubert’s opera Fierrabras, BELFIORE La Finta Giardiniera, DON OTTAVIO Don Giovanni and the title role of Idomeneo which he also sang at the Wiener Staatsoper. Recent international appearances include Beethoven IX with the Wiener Symphoniker and Philippe Jordan, Die Schöpfung for the Verbier Festival, DON OTTAVIO at Opernhaus Zürich and with the NHK orchestra and Paavo Järvi in Tokyo, and his debut at the Teatro Real Madrid in the title role of La Clemenza di Tito.

Bernard Richter has become a noted exponent of the role of PELLÉAS Pelléas et Mélisande which he has performed at the Wiener Staatsoper, Teatr Wielki Warsaw, Opéra de Lyon and Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal whilst further appearances have included BELMONTE Die Entführung aus dem Serail, HYLAS Les Troyens, DON OTTAVIO, TAMINO, and FROH Das Rheingold Opéra Bastille, TAMINO Salzburger Festspiele, JAQUINO Fidelio Verbier Festival, DON OTTAVIO and LE CHEVALIER DE LA FORCE Les Dialogues des Carmélites Bayerische Staatsoper München, CASTOR Castor and Pollux Ensemble Pygmalion, DES GRIEUX Manon, ROSSILLON Die Lustige Witwe Grand Théâtre de Genève, TITO (title) Opéra de Nancy, ORPHÉE Orphée aux Enfers Opéra de Lausanne and Lully’s Atys (title), Les Arts Florissants at Opéra Comique, Versailles and Caen and ALPHONSE Zampa Les Arts Florissants at Opéra Comique. A regular guest at the Theater an der Wien his performances there have included ERIK Der fliegende Holländer, BÉNÉDICT Béatrice et Bénédict, DON OTTAVIO, ECCLITICO Il Mondo della Luna (available on DVD), MEDORO Orlando Paladino, as well as singing PARIS La Belle Hélène, FRITZ La Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein Théâtre du Châtelet, DON OTTAVIO, Lucio Silla (title) by J.Ch. Bach Opernhaus Zürich, and FERRANDO Così fan tutte Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. For Theater Freiburg he sang the title roles of Idomeneo, Lucio Silla and Mitridate.

In concert, he has appeared with the Berliner Symphoniker, MDR Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Les Musiciens du Louvre at the Salzburger Pfingsfestspiele and Orchestra Sinfonica della Rai, as well as at the Salle Gaveau de Paris, Tonhalle Zürich, Mozart Tage Luzern, Styriarte Graz, Gewandhaus Leipzig, L’Accademia di Santa Cecilia and Konzerthaus Wien. He also sang TAMINO Die Zauberflöte and Mozart Requiem Budapest Festival Orchestra tour to London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Bruges and Baden-Baden.

Bernard Richter has worked with artists including Philippe Jordan, William Christie, Adam Fischer, Kent Nagano, Marc Minkowski, Jeffrey Tate, Ivor Bolton, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Fabio Luisi, Sir Neville Marriner, Sylvain Cambreling, Asher Fisch, Peter Schneider, Raphaël Pichon, Laurent Pelly, Christof Loy, Nikolaus Lehnhoff, Keith Warner, and Kasper Holten.

Bernard was born in Neuchâtel in Switzerland. He studied singing in his home town and was a member of the Opera Studio Bienne.

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Bernard Richter sings Idomeneo at the Wiener Staatsoper.

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