The Austrian tenor Bernhard Berchtold studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg with Horiana Branisteanu and attended the Lied class of Hartmut Höll. Awarded several prizes at international singing competitions, he received one of his first engagements at the Handel Festival in Karlsruhe. From the 2003-04 season, the Badisches Staatstheater was Bernhard Berchtold's regular stage, where he was able to cultivate an extensive repertoire, from Mozart roles such as Belmonte, Ferrando, Don Ottavio, Tamino and Idomeneo, to Aschenbach in Britten's Death in Venice, or Adolar in Weber's Euryanthe, but also already Boris in Janácek's Katja Kabanowa and Erik in the Flying Dutchman.
In concert halls Bernhard Berchtold sang with conductors such as Howard Arman at the Händelfestspiele Halle, Christian Arming on tour in Japan with the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Nikolaus Harnoncourt at the Styriarte Graz and the Osterklang Vienna, Ton Koopman on tour in France, Holland and Italy, Simon Rattle at the Berliner Philharmoniker and the Osterfestspiele Salzburg with Helmuth Rilling at the Bach Academy Stuttgart and the Stuttgart Music Days, with Sebastian Weigle at the Frankfurt Museum Concerts and with Masaaki Suzuki in Europe, South America and Japan the St. Matthew Passion and Bach Cantatas.
He recently made his role debut as Lohengrin at the Theater Lübeck under the musical direction of GMD Stefan Vladar, after several performances of an opera gala at the Lübeck Opera and further performances of Die Nase as well as Fidelio at the Hamburg State Opera