"The most talented singing actor in the cast is Bernhard Hansky, graduate of the opera studio at the Komische Oper: a buffo baritone of irresistible mirth."
Frederik Hanssen, Der Tagesspiegel
This season, German baritone Bernhard Hansky sings Alvaro in a new production of Il Viaggio a Reims at Semperoper Dresden, where he also returns to the roles of Papageno Die Zauberflöte and Kilian Die Freischütz.
At the Semperoper he has also appeared in new productions of Ariadne auf Naxos, Doktor Faust and Les contes d’Hoffmann, with notable roles also including Nick Carraway The Great Gatsby, Baron Douphol La traviata, Morales Carmen and Fiorello Il barbiere di Siviglia, as well as Niceros Satyricon, a role which also took him to Osterfestspiele Salzburg and the Teatro Comunale Modena.
Highlights elsewhere include Don Giovanni at Volkstheater Rostock and the Estates Theatre in Prague, where the opera was premiered in 1787, Falke Die Fledermaus and Count Almaviva Le nozze di Figaro at Staatsoperette Dresden, Dandini La cenerentola at the National Opera Brno, the Opera Festival Lignano and at the Rossini Festival in Wildbad, Kilian at the Grafenegg Festival with the Tonkünstler-Orchester Nieder-österreich, Farfarello The Love for Four Oranges at Staatstheater Wiesbaden, and Peters Bryllup at the Copenhagen Opera Festival.
While in the opera studio of the Komische Oper Berlin, Bernhard sang the roles of Morales, Third Gaucho Clivia, Starveling A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Paul in Philip Glass’ Les enfants terribles and High Priest of Jupiter Castor et Pollux. At Staatsoper Berlin, he appeared as Barabashkin Moscow, Cheryomushki and Landknecht Simplicius Simplicissimus.
He has also appeared at Staatstheater Mainz, Staatstheater Oldenburg, Theater Chemnitz and Sommeroper Bamberg. Bernhard has worked with conductors including Alessandro De Marchi, Lorenzo Viotti, Antonino Fogliani, Ivan Repusič, Henrik Nanasi, Frédéric Chaslin and Alexander Soddy.
Bernhard studied with Hanno Müller-Brachmann, Roman Trekel and Wolfram Rieger and has taken part in masterclasses with Raúl Giménez, Angelika Kirchschlager, Deborah Polaski, Brigitte Fassbaender and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. In 2008 he was awarded the Franz Grothe Foundation Award at Germany's Bundeswettbewerb Gesang.
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