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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: St. Matthew Passion / Gura, Fink, Jacobs
Release Date: 03/11/2014   Label: Harmonia Mundi  
Catalog: 902156   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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Schumann: Lieder - Maria Stuart, Liederkreis / Fink, Spiri
Release Date: 12/08/2009   Label: Harmonia Mundi  
Catalog: 902031   Number of Discs: 1
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Schumann: Frauenliebe Und Leben / Fink, Vignoles
Release Date: 04/08/2008   Label: Harmonia Mundi  
Catalog: 501753   Number of Discs: 1
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Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Gura, Fink, Jacobs
Release Date: 10/08/2013   Label: Harmonia Mundi  
Catalog: 802156   Number of Discs: 3
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    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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  • 77.
    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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  • 78.
    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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  • 79.
    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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    Bach: Cantatas Bwv 6 & 66 /Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir, Et Al
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 463580 Release Date: 02/01/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Kati Debretzeni,  Dietrich Henschel,  Michael Chance,  Mark Padmore  ... 
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monteverdi Choir,  English Baroque Soloists
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  • 81.
    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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  • 82.
    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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  • 83.
    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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  • 84.
    Monteverdi: L'incoronazione Di Poppea / Gardiner, Et Al
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 447088 Release Date: 06/11/1996   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi
    Performer:  Roberto Balconi,  Michael Chance,  Catherine Bott,  Francesco Ellero d'Artegna  ... 
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
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  • 85.
    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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  • 86.
    Bach: Messe In H-moll / Jacobs, Akademie Für Alte Musik
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 1063 Release Date: 10/25/1994   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Christoph Prégardien,  Bernarda Fink,  Hillevi Martinpelto,  Matthias Goerne  ... 
    Conductor:  René Jacobs
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin,  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
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  • 87.
    Haendel/Mozart: Le Messie / Malgoire, La Grande Ecurie
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 8509 Release Date: 12/28/1993   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Bernarda Fink,  Stephen Varcoe,  Lynne Dawson,  Hans Peter Graf  ... 
    Conductor:  Jean-Claude Malgoire
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Namur Chamber Choir,  La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy
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  • 88.
    Handel: Giulio Cesare / Jacobs, Concerto Köln
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 901385 Release Date: 12/11/1992   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Jennifer Larmore,  Furio Zanasi,  Bernarda Fink,  Derek Lee Ragin  ... 
    Conductor:  René Jacobs
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Concerto Orchestra
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  • 89.
    Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle / Michel Corboz
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 45321 Release Date: 05/01/1992   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
    Performer:  Cecilia Gasdia,  Vincenzo La Scola,  Francesco Ellero d'Artegna,  Bernarda Fink
    Conductor:  Michel Corboz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Vocal Ensemble
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