Daniel Behle - Biography

Daniel Behle is one of the most versatile German tenors, having achieved success in concert, in opera and as a song recitalist. His repertoire ranges from masterworks of the Baroque via Classical and Romantic works through to 20th- and 21st-century compositions.

In April 2014 he made an acclaimed debut as Matteo in Richard Strauss’s Arabella in Salzburg, with Christian Thielemann conducting. In the summer of 2014 he will sing Henry Morosus in Die schweigsame Frau at the Bayerische Staatsoper, and in 2015 he will appear as Oronte in Handel’s Alcina at the Théâtre La Monnaie in Brussels, also returning to Aix-en-Provence as Belmonte (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) and making his debut as Erik in Der fliegende Holländer at the Frankfurt Opera.

Daniel Behle has given concerts with orchestras and conductors such as the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden under Christian Thielemann, with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and Marek Janowski, with the Czech Philharmonic and Jiří Bělohlávek, with the Wiener Akademie and Martin Haselböck and with the Bachakademie Stuttgart under Hans-Christoph Rademann.

As a lieder singer he has captivated audiences at the Schubertiade, at the Prinzregententheater in Munich at the Philharmonie in Cologne, the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, the Beethovenhaus in Bonn, London’s Wigmore Hall and at the Richard Strauss festival in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Behle has also made a name for himself as a composer: one of his major works is his arrangement of Schubert’s Winterreise, which he premiered in the summer of 2013 with the Oliver Schnyder Trio. The work will appear on CD in the winter of 2014 and its first British performance will take place in 2015 at the Wigmore Hall.

Daniel Behle’s portrayal of Artabano on the Grammy-nominated recording of Vinci’s Artaserse met with the same critical acclaim as the six solo CDs he has released so far. His debut album for Decca will appear in July 2014.

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