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Daniel Behle



Daniel Behle in action.
Daniel Behle as Ferrando in Jan Philipp Gloger’s Così fan tutte © ROH 2016. Photo Stephen Cummiskey

German tenor and composer Daniel Behle made his Royal Opera debut in the 2016/17 Season as Ferrando (Così fan tutte).

Behle was born in Hamburg. He studied at the Hamburg Hochschule für Musik und Theater and now works prolifically in opera, concert and Lieder. His opera engagements include Max (Der Freischütz) for Hamburg State Opera, Flamand (Capriccio) for Theater an der Wien, Matteo (Arabella) for Salzburg Easter Festival, Belmonte (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) for Aix-en-Provence Festival and Bavarian State Opera, Erik (Der fliegende Holländer) for Frankfurt Opera and David (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) and Froh (Das Rheingold) for Bayreuth Festival. He sings regularly in concert with ensembles including Staatskapelle Dresden, Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, Czech Philharmonic, Hamburg Symphony Orchestra and the International Bach Academy Stuttgart, with such conductors as Jiří Bĕlohlávek, James Gaffigan, René Jacobs, Marek Janowski, Kent Nagano, Hans-Christoph Rademann, Helmuth Rilling, Jérémie Rhorer, Jeffrey Tate, Christian Thielemann and Sebastian Weigle. He has performed Lieder at the Schwetzingen Festival, the Schubertiade, the Prinzregententheater, Munich, the Cologne Philharmonie, the Laeiszhalle, Hamburg, the Beethoven House, Bonn, the Wigmore Hall and the Richard Strauss Festival, among others.

Behle’s best-known composition is his adaption of Schubert’s Winterreise for tenor and piano trio, performed at the Wigmore Hall in 2015 and recorded by Sony Classical with Behle and the Oliver Schnyder Trio.


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