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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). He returns in the 2019/20 Season as Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni).

Behle was born in Hamburg. He studied at the Hamburg Hochschule für Musik und Theater. His opera engagements include Max (Der Freischütz) for Hamburg State Opera and Stuttgart State Opera, Flamand (Capriccio) for Theater an der Wien, Matteo (Arabella) for Salzburg Easter Festival and Vienna State Opera, Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) for Berlin State Opera, Belmonte (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) for Aix-en-Provence Festival, Zürich Opera and Bavarian State Opera, Erik (Der fliegende Holländer) for Frankfurt Opera and Hamburg State Opera, King’s Son (Königskinder) for Semperoper Dresden, Giacomo V (La donna del lago) in Wiesbaden and Lausanne and David (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) for Bayreuth Festival, Bavarian State Opera and in Wiesbaden. In the 2019/20 Season he sings Lohengrin in a role debut for Oper Dortmund and Stuttgart State Opera.

Behle 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 conductors including René Jacobs, Kent Nagano, Helmuth Rilling, Jérémie Rhorer, 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. He is also a composer, and his adaption of Schubert’s Winterreise for tenor and piano trio was performed at the Wigmore Hall in 2015 and recorded by Sony Classical with Behle and the Oliver Schnyder Trio.

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19 October 2016
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