The tenor Bernhard Berchtold studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.
Honored with several awards at international singing competitions he started his first engagement within the Händel-festival in Karlsruhe. From 2003/2004 until season 2011 the “Badische Staatstheater” has been Berchtolds main performing stage. There he could try out and develop a huge repertoire of mainly Mozart roles such as Belmonte, Ferrando, Don Ottavio, Tamino and Idomeneo, roles in Händels Almira, Ariodante, Giustino, La Resurrezione as well as Lenski (Eugen Onegin), Alfredo (La Traviata), Werther, Aschenbach (Death in Venice), Adolar (Euryanthe), Jan (Tagebuch eines Verschollenen) and Sänger (Der Rosenkavalier).
Bernhard Berchtold gave further guest engagements at Salzburg Festival, Bayreuth Festival, the Teatro Comunale Bologna, the Opéra de Nice, the Teatro Carlo Felice Genova, the Teatro Verdi Trieste, the “Theater an der Wien”, the “Deutsche Oper am Rhein”, the Scala di Milano as well as at the State Opera Houses Hannover, Munich and Budapest.
2019 he had huge success with his debut as Schostakowitsch’s ”The Nose” at Hamburg State Opera.
The singer has worked with famous conductors as Helmuth Rilling, Nikolaus Harnoncourt or Masaaki Suzuki in concert repertory as the St. Matthew Passion, Four Seasons, Christmas Oratorio, or Messiah.