Bernard Richter


Bernard RichterBernard Richter’s most recent and upcoming engagements include Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni (Teatro alla Scala Milan, Opernhaus Zurich, NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo); Des Grieux in Manon (Grand Théâtre de Genève), Tito in La Clemenza di Tito (Teatro Real Madrid), Fierrabras (title role) and Belfiore in La Finta Giardiniera (Teatro alla Scala), Pelléas in Pelléas et Mélisande (Wiener Staatsoper), and Beethoven IX with Wiener Symphoniker in China (Philippe Jordan).

Past engagements include Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Hylas in Les Troyens, Don Ottavio, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, and Froh in Das Rheingold (Opéra Bastille), Hylas in Les Troyens (Staatsopr Hamburg); Pelléas in Pelléas et Mélisande (Opéra de Lyon) and with Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Tamino, Clotarco in Armida (Salzburger Festspiele), Don Ottavio and Le Chavalier de La Force in Les Dialogues des Carmélites (Bayerische Staatsoper München), Rossillon in Die Lustige Witwe (Grand Théâtre de Genève), and Lully’s Atys (title), Les Arts Florissants at Opéra Comique, Versailles and Caen and Alphonse in Zampa with Les Arts Florissants at Opéra Comique.

Further highlights have included: Erik in Der fliegende Holländer, Bénédict in Béatrice et Bénédict, Don Ottavio, Ecclitico in Il Mondo della Luna (Theater an der Wien), Paris in La Belle Hélène, Fritz in La Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein (Théâtre du Châtelet), Don Ottavio, Lucio Silla (title) by J.Ch. Bach (Opernhaus Zürich), and Ferrando in 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 Berliner Symphoniker, Verbier Festival, 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 and Mozart’s Requiem with the Budapest Festival Orchestra on 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