RECENT AND UPCOMING ENGAGEMENTS
- Ernesto in Donizetti's Don Pasquale, at Glyndebourne Festival and Estonian National Opera;
- Ferrando in Mozart's Così fan Tutte, Jaquino in Beethoven's Fidelio, Scaramuccio in Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos, Le Berger in Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex, Gastone in La Traviata and Fracasso in Mozart's La Finta Semplice, at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino;
- Guglielmo in Donizetti's Viva la Mamma, at the Opernhaus Zürich.
Born in Zürich, the lyric tenor Luca Bernard gained early experience on stage as a member of the Zürich Sängerknaben,
where he sang the role of Zweite Knabe in Mozart's DieZauberflöte, at the Opernhaus Zürich. From 2013, he studied at the Zürich University of the Arts, initially piano with Prof. Eckart Heiligers. In June 2018, he graduated with a Master's degree in Opera Performance. Master classes with Brigitte Fassbaender, Christa Ludwig and Salvatore Fisichella, among others, gave him important singing and artistic impulses. Luca Bernard was a study prize winner of the Prof. Armin Weltner Foundation and Migros Kulturprozent.
He was a finalist of the International Othmar Schoeck Competition 2016 and, in 2017, he sang Ottokar J. Strauss' Der Zigeunerbaron, at the Operettenbühne Hombrechtikon. In 2018, also in Hombrechtikon, he sang the role of Graf Stanislaus in C. Zeller's Der Vogelhändler.
From 2019 to 2021, Luca Bernard was a member of the Opernhaus Zürich's International Opera Studio, where he could sing roles such as Guglielmo in Donizetti's Viva la Mamma, Giuseppe in La Traviata and Erster Prister in Die Zauberflöte, among others.
Bernard has also performed in concerts with renowned orchestras such as the Zürcher Kammerorchester. Oratorios such as Bach's St. Matthew's Passion, Haydn's The Creation and Mozart's Requiem are also an important part of his repertoire.
In the 2021-22 season, he is regularly invited at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, where he performed as Jaquino in Beethoven's Fidelio, Ferrando in Così fan Tutte, Gastone in La Traviata, Scaramuccio in Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos et Le Berger in Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex.
Luca Bernard's 2022-23 season started with Ernesto in Donizetti's Don Pasquale, at the Glyndebourne Festival. In the same season, he will make his debut at the Estonian National Opera Tallinn, again as Ernesto, and will come back to the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino as Fracasso in Mozart's La Finta Semplice. With the Zürcher Kammerorchester und Zürcher Konzertchor, Bernard will sing Lucas in Haydn's Die Jahreszeiten.