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
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  • 51.
    Kittel: Arias & Cantatas / Rene Jacobs
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 505247 Release Date: 07/13/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Caspar Kittel
    Performer:  Gerd Türk,  Jeremy Ovenden,  Johanna Stojkovic,  Bernarda Fink  ... 
    Conductor:  René Jacobs
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Vocale
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  • 52.
    Bach: Cantatas 29, 61 & 140 / Harnoncourt, Concentus Wien
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 760266 Release Date: 02/02/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Werner Güra,  Christine Schäfer,  Bernarda Fink,  Christian Gerhaher
    Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnold Schoenberg Choir,  Vienna Concentus Musicus
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  • 53.
    Schumann: Lieder - Maria Stuart, Liederkreis / Fink, Spiri
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 902031 Release Date: 12/08/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Schumann
    Performer:  Bernarda Fink,  Anthony Spiri
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  • 54.
    Mozart: Idomeneo / Jacobs, Croft, Fink
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 902036 Release Date: 06/09/2009   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Richard Croft,  Bernarda Fink,  Nicolas Rivenq,  Alexandrina Pendatchanska  ... 
    Conductor:  René Jacobs
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Chamber Choir,  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
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  • 55.
    Il Pianto di Maria - The Virgin's Lament / Fink, Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico
    Label: L'oiseau Lyre   Catalog: 4781466 Release Date: 04/20/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  George Frideric Handel,  Claudio Monteverdi,  Francesco B. Conti  ... 
    Performer:  Bernarda Fink
    Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
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  • 56.
    Schumann: Frauenliebe Und Leben / Fink, Vignoles
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 501753 Release Date: 04/08/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Schumann
    Performer:  Roger Vignoles,  Bernarda Fink
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  • 57.
    Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Gala Concert - Mozart & Dvorák
    Label: Video Artists International   Catalog: 4404 Release Date: 01/30/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Bernarda Fink,  Ivan Moravec
    Conductor:  Jiri Belohlávek
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 58.
    Mozart: La Clemenza Di Tito / Padmore, Pendatchanska, Jacobs
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 901923 Release Date: 09/12/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Bernarda Fink,  Marie-Claude Chappuis,  Sunhae Im,  Alexandrina Pendachanska  ... 
    Conductor:  René Jacobs
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra,  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
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  • 59.
    Canciones Argentinas / Fink, Piazzini, Et Al
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 901892 Release Date: 05/09/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Astor Piazzolla,  Carlos Guastavino,  Manuel Gómez Carrillo,  Alberto Williams  ... 
    Performer:  Marcos Fink,  Bernarda Fink,  Carmen Piazzini
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  • 60.
    Janácek: Jealousy, Taras Bulba, Glagolitic Mass / Mackerras, Czech Po
    Label: Supraphon   Catalog: 7009 Release Date: 09/27/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Leos Janácek
    Performer:  Leo Marian Vodicka,  Eva Urbanová,  Bernarda Fink,  Peter Mikulas  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra,  Prague Philharmonic Chorus
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  • 61.
    Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte / Jacobs, Concerto Koln, Gens, Et Al
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 901663/65 Release Date: 10/12/2004   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Graciela Oddone,  Marcel Boone,  Werner Güra,  Pietro Spagnoli  ... 
    Conductor:  René Jacobs
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Chamber Choir,  Concerto Cologne
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  • 62.
    Mozart: Requiem / Harnoncourt, Schafer, Fink, Et Al
    Label: Dhm Deutsche Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 58705 Release Date: 08/10/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Christine Schäfer,  Bernarda Fink,  Kurt Streit,  Gerald Finley
    Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus,  Arnold Schoenberg Choir
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  • 63.
    Haydn: 6 Great Masses / Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 475101 Release Date: 01/13/2004   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
    Performer:  Joanne Lunn,  Sara Mingardo,  Andrew Busher,  Angharad Gruffydd Jones  ... 
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
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  • 64.
    An Advent Concert Of Music By Bach / Harnoncourt, Schäfer, Bostridge, Et Al
    Label: Kultur Video   Catalog: 2912 Release Date: 10/14/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Christopher Maltman,  Anne Korondi,  Bernarda Fink,  Christine Schäfer  ... 
    Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnold Schoenberg Choir,  Vienna Concentus Musicus
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  • 65.
    Haydn: Schöpfungsmesse, Harmoniemesse / Gardiner, Et Al
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 470297 Release Date: 04/08/2002   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
    Performer:  Joanne Lunn,  Sara Mingardo,  Topi Lehtipuu,  Brindley Sherratt  ... 
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monteverdi Choir,  English Baroque Soloists
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  • 66.
    Exsultate Jubilate - Ten Centuries Of Sacred Music
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 30343 Release Date: 11/06/2001   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Hildegard of Bingen,  Anonymous,  Johannes Ockeghem,  Josquin Des Préz  ... 
    Performer:  Arnaud Marzorati,  Brigitte Chevigné,  Colin Ainsworth,  Marie-Nicole Lemieux  ... 
    Conductor:  Brigitte Lesne,  Emmanuel Bonnardot,  Jeremy Summerly,  Bernard Fabre-Garrus  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tafelmusik,  Stuttgart Bach Collegium
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  • 67.
    Handel: Giulio Cesare (Excerpts) / Jacobs, Larmore, Et Al
    Label: Harmonia Mundi Musique D'abord   Catalog: 1951458 Release Date: 06/12/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Bernarda Fink,  Marianne Rorholm,  Derek Lee Ragin,  Jennifer Larmore  ... 
    Conductor:  René Jacobs
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Cologne
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  • 68.
    Bruckner: Mass No 1, Motets / Gardiner, Orgonasova, Et Al
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 459674 Release Date: 05/08/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anton Bruckner
    Performer:  Ian Watson,  Julian Podger,  Christoph Prégardien,  Bernarda Fink  ... 
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monteverdi Choir,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 69.
    Handel: Rinaldo / Hogwood, Bartoli, Daniels, Fink, Et Al
    Label: L'oiseau Lyre   Catalog: 467087 Release Date: 10/10/2000   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  David Daniels,  Gerald Finley,  Bejun Mehta,  Daniel Taylor  ... 
    Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
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  • 70.
    Bach: Whitsun Cantatas / Gardiner, English Baroque, Et Al
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 463584 Release Date: 07/18/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Christopher Foster,  Steve Davislim,  Bernarda Fink,  Robin Blaze  ... 
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
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  • 71.
    Schubert: Mass In E Flat / Haselbock, Wiener Akademie
    Label: Capriccio Records   Catalog: 10595 Release Date: 04/25/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Helmuth Wildhaber,  Herbert Lippert,  Ildikó Raimondi,  Franz-Joseph Selig  ... 
    Conductor:  Martin Haselböck
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hugo Distler Choir,  Vienna Academy
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  • 72.
    Schumann: Das Paradies Und Die Peri / John Eliot Gardiner
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 457660 Release Date: 05/26/1999   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Robert Schumann
    Performer:  William Dazeley,  Gerald Finley,  Neill Archer,  Christoph Prégardien  ... 
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monteverdi Choir,  Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique,  Hanover Boys' Choir Members
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  • 73.
    Hasse: Salve Regina / Goebel, Musica Antiqua Köln
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 453435 Release Date: 07/15/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Adolf Hasse
    Performer:  Barbara Bonney,  Bernarda Fink
    Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
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  • 74.
    Documenta - Caldara: Maddalena Ai Piedi Di Cristo / Jacobs
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 905221/22 Release Date: 08/10/1996   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Antonio Caldara
    Performer:  Maria Cristina Kiehr,  Rosa Dominguez,  Bernarda Fink,  Andreas Scholl  ... 
    Conductor:  René Jacobs
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Cantorum Basiliensis
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  • 75.
    Rameau: Hippolyte Et Aricie / Minkowski, Fouchécourt, Et Al
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 445853 Release Date: 09/19/1995   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Jean-Philippe Rameau
    Performer:  Bernarda Fink,  Jacques Des Longchamps,  Jérôme Varnier,  Russel Smythe  ... 
    Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sagittarius Vocal Ensemble,  Les Musiciens du Louvre
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