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Daniel Behle

Biography – about the artist.

The singer and composer Daniel Behle was honoured as "Singer of the Year" in 2020 for his "MoZart" recording with OPUS Klassik. He is equally successful in concert, Lied and opera and made his highly acclaimed debut as Lohengrin in early 2020. His repertoire ranges from Baroque masterpieces, classical and romantic repertoire to 20th and 21st century compositions.

Daniel Behle is also increasingly making a name for himself as a composer: After the arrangements for tenor and piano trio "WinterreiseN" (Sony Classical), "Mein Hamburg" (Berlin Classics) and "Meine schönsten Weihnachtslieder" (Sony Classical), he has now completed his first operetta "Hopfen und Malz" (hops and malt), which will be premiered in January 2023 at the Eduard-von-Winterstein Theater Annaberg-Buchholz.

Highlights in the 2022/23 season include Mendelssohn’s “Elias” with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Kirill Petrenko, Mahler’s “Lied von der Erde” with the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester and Michael Sanderling, Beethoven’s “Missa solemnis” with the Orquestra Gulbenkian and John Nelson and a gala concert with Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in Freiburg under the baton of André de Ridder.


Recitals and chamber music projects will take him to the Rheingau Musik Festival and Menuhinfestival Gstaad, as well as to the Alte Oper Frankfurt and the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. He will perform opera at the Netherlands Opera Amsterdam (“Königskinder” with Marc Albrecht), Opernhaus Zürich (“Die Entführung aus dem Serail” with Riccardo Minasi), Semperoper Dresden (“Rheingold” and “Meistersinger” with Christian Thielemann) and Theater Dortmund (“Lohengrin” with Gabriel Feltz).

Daniel Behle regularly performs with orchestras such as the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, the Berliner and Wiener Philharmoniker, the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Orchestra dell' Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Wiener Symphoniker and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, working with conductors such as Bertrand de Billy, Semyon Bychkov, Christoph Eschenbach, James Gaffigan, Hartmut Haenchen, Thomas Hengelbrock, Pablo Heras-Casado, Marek Janowski, Philippe Jordan, Fabio Luisi, Ingo Metzmacher, Kent Nagano, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Andreas Spering, Christian Thielemann and Franz Welser-Möst.

Recent recital projects have taken him to the Wigmore Hall London, Schubertiade, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, KKL Luzern and Musikverein Wien.

Important opera engagements in recent years have taken him to the Royal Opera House Covent Garden ("Così fan tutte", "Don Giovanni". “Die Zauberflöte”), the Staatstheater Stuttgart ("Freischütz", "Lohengrin"), Opernhaus Zürich ("Die Entführung aus dem Serail", "Arabella"), the Bayerische Staatsoper München ("Arabella", “Giuditta”) and the Bayreuther Festspiele ("Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg", "Tannhäuser").

His steadily growing discography includes 17 solo albums, several of them award-winning. Among others, "Die Schöne Müllerin" and Strauss Lieder (both Capriccio), Gluck "Arias" (Decca), Schubert "Arias" and "MoZart" (dhm) received special attention. His second Strauss album "Un-Erhört" (Prospero Classical) with Oliver Schnyder at the piano was awarded the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik.

Daniel Behle lives in Basel with his wife, the Swiss violist Carla Branca Behle, and their three children.

SEASON 2022/2023


Chamber Music Projects.

Daniel Behle & Oliver Schnyder Trio

Arrangements from Daniel Behle for tenor and piano trios:

‘WinterreiseN’ (Sony Classical) has been performed at the Wigmore Hall and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, ‘Mein Hamburg’ (Berlin Classics) opera and operetta…

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Orchestra.

L'Orfeo Barockorchester

The opera composer Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy is almost unknown today. Seven musical comedies and operas, mainly from his youth, have been preserved. First attempts of comic operas (mainly for house music performances)…

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The next dates:

30.11.2022

Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern - KKL

Luzern

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01.12.2022

Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern - KKL

Luzern

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09.12.2022

Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Liederhalle Stuttgart

Stuttgart

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10.12.2022

Alte Oper Frankfurt

Frankfurt

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11.12.2022

Elbphilharmonie

Hamburg

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12.01.2023

Philharmonie Berlin

Berlin

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13.01.2023

Philharmonie Berlin

Berlin

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14.01.2023

Philharmonie Berlin

Berlin

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26.02.2023

Konzert Theater Coesfeld

Coesfeld

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02.03.2023

Auditorio de la Fundacao Gulbenkian

Lisboa Codex

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03.03.2023

Auditorio de la Fundacao Gulbenkian

Lisboa Codex

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05.03.2023

Stiftung Thiébaud-Frey Kulturzentrum La Prairie

Bellmund

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Your contact persons:

Concert:

Sabine Gießelmann

+49 511 36607-80

sabine.giesselmann@kdschmid.de

Regina Thimm

Senior Artist Coordinator

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regina.thimm@kdschmid.de

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Discography.

Un-Erhört

Richard Strauss Krämerspiegel and other songs

02.2021, Prospero, CD

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Schwanengesang & Dichterliebe

Lieder von Franz Schubert und Robert Schumann

09.2020, Genuin Classics, CD

> Amazon > iTunes

MoZart

09.2019, Sony Classical, CD

> Amazon > iTunes

Meine schönsten Weihnachtslieder

Daniel Behle und das Oliver Schnyder Trio

10.2018, Sony Classical, CD

> Amazon > iTunes

Schubert

Arias & Overtures

05.2017, Dhm, CD

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News.

Premiere of the new production of Engelbert Humperdinck's Königskinder

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Summer Festivals 2022

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Summer Festivals 2022

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Press.

„The fine German lyric tenor Daniel Behle rescues a dozen of Schubert’s most winning arias from oblivion with a clear, honeyed tone and a lieder singer’s close attention to words. There can be no better way to bask in the Biedermeier charm of this material than this disc.“

Chicago Tribune, John von Rhein, 09.12.2017

„Daniel Behle’s singing combines passion with control. […] Throughout the disc his vocalism is notable for its musicianship and expressivity, its vitality borne of a complete commitment to the text.“

BBC Music Magazine, George Hall, 01.09.2017

„Daniel Behle’s David is sweet-toned.“

Financial Times, Shirley Apthorp, 26.07.2017

„Behle is very persuasive, singing with impeccable style and sounding airy and unencumbered.“

The Guardian, Erica Jeal, 29.06.2017