Bernd Weikl

Bernd Weikl

born on 29/7/1942 in Wien, Austria

Bernd Weikl

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Bernd Weikl (born Vienna, 29 July 1942) is an Austrian operatic baritone, best known for his performances in the operas of Richard Wagner.

Early career

He studied first in Mainz and then in Hanover, where he made his operatic debut as Ottakar in Der Freischütz in 1968. From 1970 to 1973 he was a member of the company at the Düsseldorf Opera.

Major debuts

Weikl debuted at the Salzburg Festival in 1971 as Melot in Tristan und Isolde, at the Bayreuth Festival in 1972 as Wolfram in Tannhäuser, at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in 1975 as Figaro in The Barber of Seville, at the Metropolitan Opera in 1977 as Wolfram, at La Scala in 1980 as Ford in Falstaff.


Weikl has sung over 120 roles during his career. Pride of place goes to his Hans Sachs in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, which he has sung in all the major opera houses of the world. Other roles include:

  • The title roles in Don Giovanni, Rigoletto, Eugene Onegin and The Flying Dutchman
  • Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro
  • Amfortas in Parsifal
  • Belcore in L'elisir d'amore
  • di Luna in Il trovatore
  • Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus
  • Ford in Falstaff
  • Golaud in Pelléas et Mélisande
  • Guglielmo in Così fan tutte
  • Jokanaan in Salome
  • Mandryka in Arabella
  • Cardinal Morone in Palestrina
  • Rodrigo in Don Carlos
  • Tomsky in The Queen of Spades
  • Zurga in Les pêcheurs de perles
  • Wolfram in Tannhäuser

Selected recordings


  • New Grove Dictionary of Opera, vol 4 p. 1124
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