"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 Papageno Die Zauberflöte and Lakai in a new production of Ariadne auf Naxos, conducted by Christian Thielemann, at Semperoper Dresden. He also sings Niceros Satyricon, a role in which he appeared earlier this year at Osterfestspiele Salzburg, at the Semperoper and the Teatro Comunale Modena. He returns to Staatsoperette Dresden to sing Count Almaviva Le nozze di Figaro.
At first a member of the opera studio at the Semperoper, he joined the house’s solo ensemble in 2017/18. His roles have included Nick Carraway The Great Gatsby, Baron Douphol La traviata, Morales Carmen, Fiorello Il barbiere di Siviglia and Kilian Der Freischütz. He also appeared in new productions of Doktor Faust and Les contes d’Hoffmann.
Highlights elsewhere have included Don Giovanni at Volkstheater Rostock and the Estates Theatre in Prague, where the opera was premiered in 1787, Falke Die Fledermaus 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 Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich, 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 Berin, 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 Simplicus 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 master classes 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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