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Bernhard Spingler (Baritone)

Born: 1963 - Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

The German baritone, Bernhard Spingler, studied at the Music CollegeEberhard-Ludwigs-Gymnasium’ Stuttgart from 1973 to 1982, and was a member of the Stuttgarter Hymnus-Chorknaben from 1974 to 1982. Until 1987 he studied economics at the University Stuttgart-Hohenheim; from 1988 to 1990 he studied Vocal Performance at the University for Music and Theatre, Hannover; and from 1992 he had Certificate and Advanced Studies at the Folkwang-University Essen. In 1992 he was guest-student at the Musik University Cologne in the Lied-class of Hartmut Höll. From 1991 to 1993 he also particpated in master-classes with Aldo Baldin, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Tom Krause. He was a Prize-Winner of national German and international voice-competitons, among others at the International Coloratura-singing Competition 1992 in Stuttgart.

From 1991 to 1999 Bernhard Spingler was engaged as Resident Member at the German Opera at the Rhine Düsseldorf / Duisburg, Statetheatre Kassel, Statetheatre at the Gärtnerplatz Munich, Wuppertal stages. In 1995 he made his debut as Heerrufer in Lohengrin; in 1998 as Ford in Falstaff; and as Olivier in Capriccio by R. Strauss under the direction of August Everding at the Prinzregententheatre Munich; in 2000 he appeared in the title role in Jakob Lenz by Wolfgang Rihm. He appeared as an opera guest at Aalto theatre Essen, Badisches Statetheatre Karlsruhe, German Opera at the Rhine Düsseldorf, Fondazione Arena di Verona / Italy, Grand Thèatre de Genéve / Switzerland, International Operafestival St. Moritz / Switzerland, Musicfestival Bremen, Opera Cologne, Opera Royal de Wallonie Liége / Belgium, Pfalztheatre Kaiserslautern, Statetheatre at the Gärtnerplatz Munich, Teatro Lirico di Cagliari / Italien, Theatre Lübeck, Theatre Ulm, Wuppertal stages.

Bernhard Spingler has appeared in concerts in France, Japan, Italy, the Netherlands, Russia and Switzerland with stagings at Alpspitzhalle Garmisch-Partenkirchen, old Opera Frankfurt, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Festspielhaus Baden Baden, Großes Festspielhaus Salzburg, House of art Munich, Hegelsaal Stuttgart, Herkulessaal München, Dom des invalides Paris, Cologne Philharmonie, Lucerne Festival, Münster Bern, Osaka, Philharmonie Berlin, Philharmonie am Gasteig München, Prinzregententheater München, Royal Albert Hall London, Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival, Sommerfestival Meran, Suntory Hall Tokio, Theater Ingolstadt, Wieskirche, Tchaikovsky Hall, Moscow.

Bernhard Spingler has co-operated with famous conductors and directors like: Claudio Abbado, Gerd Albrecht, Philippe Arlaud, Daniel Barenboim, Frieder Bernius, Gary Bertini, Bertrand de Billy, Hans Drewanz, Charles Dutoit, August Everding, Mariss Jansons, Peter Gülke, Pet Halmen, Thomas Hengelbrock, Kurt Horres, Eliahu Inbal, Guy Joosten, Janos Kulka, Erich Leinsdorf, Loriot, Fabio Luisi, Jun Märkl, Riccardo Muti, Reto Nickler, Ralf Otto, Luca Ronconi, Reinhard Schwarz, Pierre Strosser, Hans Wallat, Ralf Weikert, and Klaus Weise.

Bernhard Spingler has had Television-, Radio-, and CD-recordings at various renowned German and International Networks and Labels as soloist and ensemble singer with live- und studio-productions at the labels and networks: Bayerischer Rundfunk, EMI, Hessischer Rundfunk, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Radio Bremen, Radio Swiss Romande, Radio Television Belgique Francais, Süddeutscher Rundfunk, Westdeutscher Rundfunk and Capriccio.

Source: The Artist (March 2008)
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Bernhard Spingler (March 2008)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Rainer Johannes Homburg


BWV 245 [2nd recording, 2016]

Konstantin Köppelmann


BWV 245 [2nd]

Reinhard Krämer


BWV 244

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Bernhard Spingler (Official Website) [German]


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