Bernarda Fink

Biography

Born: August 29, 1955; Buenos Aires, Argentina  
Bernarda Fink had considerable local success in Argentina before beginning to achieve international attention as a mezzo-soprano in the late 1990s.

She was born to a Slovenian family in Buenos Aires. The family had musical talent: Two younger siblings--Marko (who has sung Arturo in Lucia di Lamermoor) and Veronika (at the turn of the millenium beginning her career at the opera in Ljubljana)--are also singers.

Bernarda began
Read more musical and vocal studies at the Instituto Superior de Arte, a school associated with the Teatro Colón, South America's leading opera house, where she frequently appeared. Other Argentine venues where she sang during these formative years were the Festivales Musicales de Buenos Aires.

In 1985 she won the country's Nuevas Voces Liricas (New Lyrical Voices) Competition, leading to her moving to Europe where she began a notable concert career. She has appeared with the Vienna Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the French Radio Philharmonic, the French National Orchestra, the Orchestra of Suisse Romande, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the New Japan Philharmonic. She also sings with chamber and original instrument groups such as I Solisti Veneti, the English Baroque Soloists, Les Musiciens du Louvre, and the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields.

She is also an active recital singer, including an appearance at the New York Festival of Song in Carnegie Hall.

She established her operatic career with the Grand Théâtre of Geneva. While living in that city she married Valentin Inzko, a Slovenian diplomat. (She is, therefore, sometimes booked as Bernarda Fink-Inzko). She jokes that between his diplomatic postings and her world-wide touring the couple have a "Gypsy existence."

Other operatic appearances have included the Czech National Opera, operas of Montpellier and Innbruck, Barcelona, and the Netherlands Opera. Her repertory includes Monteverdi's Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria, Humperdink's Hansel und Gretel, Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro, Rossini's La Cenerentola, Mozart's Cosě fan tutte and other operas. Among her concert works are Wagner's Wesendonk Lieder, Berlioz's Les Nuits d'été, Dvorák's Biblical Songs, and Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde. Read less
Bach: Christmas Oratorio / Gardiner, McFadden, Fink, Genz
Release Date: 09/30/2014   Label: Euroarts  
Catalog: 45098   Number of Discs: 2
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Mahler: Lieder / Bernarda Fink
Release Date: 05/13/2014   Label: Harmonia Mundi  
Catalog: 902173   Number of Discs: 1
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    Schumann: Szenen Aus Goethes Faust / Harding, Gerhaher, Karg, Miles
    Label: Br Klassik   Catalog: 900122 Release Date: 10/14/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Schumann
    Performer:  Alastair Miles,  Christiane Karg,  Christian Gerhaher,  Bernarda Fink  ... 
    Conductor:  Daniel Harding
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
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    Bach: Christmas Oratorio / Gardiner, McFadden, Fink, Genz
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 45098 Release Date: 09/30/2014   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Dietrich Henschel,  Christoph Genz,  Bernarda Fink,  Claron McFadden
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
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    Bach: Christmas Oratorio / Gardiner, Mcfadden, Fink, Genz [blu-ray]
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 45094 Release Date: 09/30/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Dietrich Henschel,  Christoph Genz,  Bernarda Fink,  Claron McFadden
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
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    Gluck: Orfeo & Euridice / Jacobs, Fink, Cangemi
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 921742 Release Date: 09/09/2014   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Christoph W. Gluck
    Performer:  Veronica Cangemi,  Maria Cristina Kiehr,  Bernarda Fink
    Conductor:  René Jacobs
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus,  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
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    Bach: Complete Edition
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 1116165 Release Date: 09/02/2014   Number of Discs: 142
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Remy Baudet,  Theunis Van der Zwart,  Erwin Wieringa,  Pieter-Jan Belder  ... 
    Conductor:  Pieter-Jan Belder,  Ludwig Güttler,  Thomas Zehetmair,  Kurt Masur  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Amphion,  Virtuosi Saxoniae,  Amsterdam Bach Soloists  ... 
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    L'Oiseau-Lyre - The Baroque Era
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002072902 Release Date: 06/17/2014   Number of Discs: 50
    Composer:  Thomas Augustine Arne,  William Boyce,  John Blow,  Henry Purcell  ... 
    Performer:  Catherine Bott,  Libby Crabtree,  Michael George,  Emma Kirkby  ... 
    Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood,  Philip Pickett,  Joshua Rifkin,  Christophe Rousset  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music,  Westminster Abbey School Choristers Choir,  New London Consort Orchestra  ... 
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    Mahler: Lieder / Bernarda Fink
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 902173 Release Date: 05/13/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Bernarda Fink,  Anthony Spiri
    Conductor:  Andres Orozco-Estrada
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gustav Mahler Ensemble,  Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra
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    Schumann: Complete Symphonies; Das Paradies Und Die Peri / Gardiner [5-CD Collector's Edition]
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 002020702 Release Date: 04/15/2014   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Robert Schumann
    Performer:  Gavin Edwards,  Susan Dent,  Robert Maskell,  Roger Montgomery  ... 
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique,  Monteverdi Choir,  Hanover Boys' Choir Members
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    Wolf: Eichendorff Lieder / Genz, Fink, Vignoles
    Label: Helios   Catalog: 55435 Release Date: 04/08/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Hugo Wolf
    Performer:  Stephan Genz,  Roger Vignoles,  Bernarda Fink
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    Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Gura, Fink, Jacobs
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 902156 Release Date: 03/11/2014   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Fabio Trumpy,  Werner Güra,  Bernarda Fink,  Topi Lehtipuu  ... 
    Conductor:  René Jacobs
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus,  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin,  Berlin State And Cathedral Choir
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    Handel - Citizen of Baroque Europe
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2908417 Release Date: 01/14/2014   Number of Discs: 8
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Richard Egarr
    Performer:  Hélčne Guilmette,  Andreas Scholl,  Andreas Wolf,  Richard Egarr  ... 
    Conductor:  Marcus Creed,  Richard Egarr,  René Jacobs,  Nicholas McGegan
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin,  Berlin Vocal Consort,  Academy of Ancient Music  ... 
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    Mozart - 1781-91, The Decade of Masterpieces
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2908409 Release Date: 01/14/2014   Number of Discs: 8
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Bernarda Fink,  Graciela Oddone,  Marcel Boone,  Werner Güra  ... 
    Conductor:  René Jacobs,  Philippe Herreweghe,  Gottfried Von der Goltz,  Andrew Manze
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Cologne,  Cologne Chamber Choir,  La Chapelle Royale Paris  ... 
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    Das Alte Werk - 50-CD Collection
    Label: Teldec   Catalog: 46438 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 50
    Composer:  Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  George Frideric Handel,  Orlando Gibbons  ... 
    Performer:  Herbert Tachezi,  Gustav Leonhardt,  Frans Brüggen,  Jeannette Van Wingerden  ... 
    Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt,  Gustav Leonhardt,  Werner Ehrhardt,  Giovanni Antonini  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus,  Leonhardt Consort,  Studio for Early Music  ... 
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    Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Gura, Fink, Jacobs
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 802156 Release Date: 10/08/2013   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Topi Lehtipuu,  Bernarda Fink,  Werner Güra,  Fabio Trumpy  ... 
    Conductor:  René Jacobs
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus,  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin,  Berlin State And Cathedral Choir
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    Opera Baroque
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2908658 Release Date: 09/17/2013   Number of Discs: 42
    Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi,  Pier Francesco Cavalli,  Alessandro Scarlatti,  Jean-Baptiste Lully  ... 
    Performer:  Graciela Oddone,  Simon Keenlyside,  Juanita Lascarro,  Martina Dike  ... 
    Conductor:  René Jacobs,  William Christie
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale,  Concerto Vocale,  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin  ... 
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    Furie Terribili - 30 Baroque Opera Hits
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2908537 Release Date: 09/10/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi,  Pier Francesco Cavalli,  Jean-Baptiste Lully,  Marc-Antoine Charpentier  ... 
    Performer:  Efrat Ben Nun,  Bernarda Fink,  Guillemette Laurens,  Danielle Borst  ... 
    Conductor:  René Jacobs,  Philippe Herreweghe,  William Christie,  Alfred Deller  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Vocale,  La Chapelle Royale,  Les Arts Florissants  ... 
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    Rossini: Zelmira / Scimone, Gasdia, I Solisti Veneti
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 46778 Release Date: 07/30/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
    Performer:  Leslie Fyson,  Bernarda Fink,  Cecilia Gasdia,  William Matteuzzi  ... 
    Conductor:  Claudio Scimone
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Singers,  I Solisti Veneti
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    Mahler: Symphony No 2 / Jansons, Harteros, Fink
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 101685 Release Date: 06/25/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Anja Harteros,  Bernarda Fink
    Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus
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    Mahler: Symphony No 2 / Jansons, Harteros, Fink [blu-ray]
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 108081 Release Date: 06/25/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Anja Harteros,  Bernarda Fink
    Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus
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    Brahms: Lieder / Bernarda Fink, Roger Vignoles
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 501926 Release Date: 06/11/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Roger Vignoles,  Bernarda Fink
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    For The Love Of It: Music By Wolfgang Puschnig
    Label: Col Legno   Catalog: 30007 Release Date: 06/11/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Puschnig,  Günther Mittergradnegger
    Performer:  Wolfgang Puschnig,  Mark Feldman,  Mike Richmond,  Bernarda Fink
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Flautists
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    La Musique De Watteau - The Music Lesson
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 5908535 Release Date: 05/14/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Pietro Antonio Locatelli,  Alessandro Scarlatti,  Marin Marais,  François Couperin  ... 
    Performer:  Bernarda Fink,  Graciela Oddone,  Juan Manuel Quintana,  Dolores Costoyas  ... 
    Conductor:  Gottfried Von der Goltz,  René Jacobs,  Paul Goodwin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra,  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin,  London Oboe Band
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    The John Eliot Gardiner Collection
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001826002 Release Date: 04/30/2013   Number of Discs: 30
    Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi,  Henry Purcell,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  Marinella Pennicchi,  Michael Chance,  Mark Tucker,  Bryn Terfel  ... 
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir,  His Majesties Sagbutts and Cornetts  ... 
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  • 24.
    Mahler: Symphonies No 1-10, Das Lied Von Der Erde / Royal Concertgebouw
    Label: Rco Live   Catalog: 12101 Release Date: 01/08/2013   Number of Discs: 11
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Bernarda Fink,  Ricarda Merbeth,  Miah Persson,  Camilla Nylund  ... 
    Conductor:  Daniel Harding,  Mariss Jansons,  Iván Fischer,  Daniele Gatti  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,  Netherlands Radio Choir,  Boys of the Breda Sacrament Choir  ... 
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    Canciones Espanolas - Granados, Falla, Rodrigo / Fink, Spiri
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 902133 Release Date: 12/11/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Manuel de Falla,  Joaquin Rodrigo,  Enrique Granados
    Performer:  Bernarda Fink,  Anthony Spiri
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