Artists biographies
Bernard Richter

Bernard Richter’s current and upcoming engagements include Des Grieux in ’Manon’/Grand Théâtre de Genève, the title role in ’La Clemenza di Tito’/Teatro Real Madrid, Don Ottavio ’Don Giovanni’/Teatro alla Scala di Milano and Opernhaus Zürich, Pelléas in ’Pelléas et Mélisande’/Wiener Staatsoper and Hylas in ’Les Troyens’/Staatsoper Hamburg.

In Pierre-Louis Dietsch’s french version of the ’The Flying Dutchman’ (’Le Vaisseau Fantome’) with Marc Minkowski Bernard Richter appeared as Magnus, also as title role in Lully’s ’Atys’ with Les Arts Florissants. For Theater Freiburg he sang the title roles of ’Idomeneo’, ’Lucio Silla’ and ’Mitridate’.

Bernard Richter participated in recordings, on DVD as well as on CD, of different famous labels. Engagements led him to notable houses, for example Opéra Bastille, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Opéra Comique, Théâtre du Châtelet, Opéra de Lyon, Opéra de Nancy, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Opernhaus Zürich, Opéra de Lausanne, Theater an der Wien and Bayerische Staatsoper München. He also has performed at the festivals like the Verbier Festival and the Salzburger Festspiele.

In concert, he has appeared with the Berliner Symphoniker, MDR Symphony 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 in ’Die Zauberflöte’ and Mozart’s Requiem with the Budapest Festival Orchestra on a 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 studied in Neuchâtel and was a member of the Opera Studio Bienne.