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
Gluck: Orfeo & Euridice / Jacobs, Fink, Cangemi
Release Date: 09/09/2014   Label: Harmonia Mundi  
Catalog: 921742   Number of Discs: 2
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Bach: Christmas Oratorio / Gardiner, Mcfadden, Fink, Genz [blu-ray]
Release Date: 09/30/2014   Label: Euroarts  
Catalog: 45094   Number of Discs: 1
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Wolf: Eichendorff Lieder / Genz, Fink, Vignoles
Release Date: 04/08/2014   Label: Helios  
Catalog: 55435   Number of Discs: 1
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Handel: Rinaldo / Hogwood, Bartoli, Daniels, Fink, Et Al
Release Date: 10/10/2000   Label: L'oiseau Lyre  
Catalog: 467087   Number of Discs: 3
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Mozart: Idomeneo / Jacobs, Croft, Fink
Release Date: 06/09/2009   Label: Harmonia Mundi  
Catalog: 902036   Number of Discs: 3
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  • 51.
    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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  • 52.
    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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  • 53.
    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,  Biagio Marini,  Claudio Monteverdi  ... 
    Performer:  Bernarda Fink
    Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
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  • 54.
    Johann Sebastian Bach - The Essentials
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2968096 Release Date: 02/10/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Richard Egarr,  Alexandre Tharaud,  Lionel Rogg,  Sibylla Rubens  ... 
    Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe,  René Jacobs,  Konrad Junghänel,  Petra Müllejans
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale,  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus,  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin  ... 
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  • 55.
    200 Years of Music at Versailles - A Journey to the Heart of French Baroque
    Label: Centre De Musique Baroque De Versai   Catalog: 1108 Release Date: 10/07/2008   Number of Discs: 20
    Composer:  Claude-Béninge Balbastre,  Guillaume Lasceux,  Nicolas Séjean,  Henri-Joseph Rigel  ... 
    Performer:  Olivier Latry,  Alain Buet,  Isabelle Poulenard,  Philippe Do  ... 
    Conductor:  Olivier Schneebeli,  Jean-Claude Malgoire,  Jérémie Rhorer,  Jérôme Corréas  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Chantres du Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles,  Les Folies Françoises,  Les Agrémens  ... 
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  • 56.
    Schubert: Lieder / Bernarda Fink, Gerold Huber
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 901991 Release Date: 09/09/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Bernarda Fink,  Gerold Huber
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  • 57.
    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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  • 58.
    Hasse: Salve Regina
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 000993002 Release Date: 11/13/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Adolf Hasse
    Performer:  Bernarda Fink,  Barbara Bonney
    Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
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  • 59.
    Berlioz: Nuits D'été; Ravel: Shéhérazade / Fink, Nagano
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 901932 Release Date: 08/14/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Hector Berlioz,  Maurice Ravel
    Performer:  Bernarda Fink
    Conductor:  Kent Nagano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
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  • 60.
    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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  • 61.
    Harmonia Mundi - The 2007 Calendar
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2908219 Release Date: 10/10/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten,  Robert Schumann,  Antonín Dvorák,  Hugo Wolf  ... 
    Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King,  Johanna Rose,  Jacqueline Horner,  Susan Hellauer  ... 
    Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe,  Josep Pons,  René Jacobs,  Paul Hillier
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anonymous 4,  Collegium Vocale,  Granada City Orchestra  ... 
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  • 62.
    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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  • 63.
    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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  • 64.
    Century Vol 17 - L'éveil Musical Des Nations
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2908179 Release Date: 02/14/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák,  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Georges Bizet,  César Franck  ... 
    Performer:  Bernarda Fink,  Roger Vignoles,  Jean-Louis Gil,  René Bartoli  ... 
    Conductor:  Marek Janowski,  Josep Pons,  Philippe Herreweghe,  Daniele Gatti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  French Radio New Philharmonic Orchestra,  Wanderer Trio,  Granada City Orchestra  ... 
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  • 65.
    Lied - A Journey Into The Heart Of Romantic Germany
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2908186 Release Date: 01/10/2006   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák,  Robert Schumann,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Franz Schubert  ... 
    Performer:  Bernarda Fink,  Roger Vignoles,  Dietrich Henschel,  Michael Schäfer  ... 
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  • 66.
    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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  • 67.
    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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  • 68.
    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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  • 69.
    Dvorák: Lieder / Fink, Vignoles
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 901824 Release Date: 07/13/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
    Performer:  Bernarda Fink,  Roger Vignoles
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  • 70.
    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:  Andrew Busher,  Angharad Gruffydd Jones,  Brindley Sherratt,  Topi Lehtipuu  ... 
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
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  • 71.
    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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  • 72.
    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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  • 73.
    Selection - Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte (Highlights) / Jacobs
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2981747 Release Date: 11/13/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Pietro Spagnoli,  Marcel Boone,  Werner Güra,  Bernarda Fink  ... 
    Conductor:  René Jacobs
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Chamber Choir,  Concerto Cologne
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  • 74.
    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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  • 75.
    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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