Dietrich Henschel

Baritone

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Dates

16.12. 15:30
St. Michaelis Church Hamburg

Johann Sebastian Bach,  Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248

Anna Lucia Richter, soprano
Luciana Mancini, alto
Jörg Dürmüller, tenor
Dietrich Henschel, baritone
St. Michaelis Chor und Orchester, choir
Christoph Schoener, conductor

17.12. 15:30
St. Michaelis Church Hamburg

Johann Sebastian Bach,  Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248

Anna Lucia Richter, soprano
Luciana Mancini, alto
Jörg Dürmüller, tenor
Dietrich Henschel, baritone
St. Michaelis Chor und Orchester, choir
Christoph Schoener, conductor

30.12. 20:00
Konzerthaus Berlin

Arnold Schönberg,  A Survivor of Warsaw, Op. 46
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Symphonie Nr. 9

Christina Landshamer, soprano
Maria Gortsevskaya, alto
Torsten Kerl, tenor
Dietrich Henschel, baritone
Rundfunkchor Berlin, choir
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (RSB)
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor

31.12. 16:00
Konzerthaus Berlin

Arnold Schönberg,  A Survivor of Warsaw, Op. 46
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Symphonie Nr. 9

Christina Landshamer, soprano
Maria Gortsevskaya, alto
Torsten Kerl, tenor
Dietrich Henschel, baritone
Rundfunkchor Berlin, choir
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (RSB)
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor

Biography

Baritone Dietrich Henschel is a towering figure, physically, intellectually, musically and theatrically. His prowess as an interpreter, by which I mean precisely his ability to get below the surface of a song and right into its soul, is extraordinary. Herald Scotland

Baritone Dietrich Henschel captivates audiences as a regular guest at major opera houses, an esteemed interpreter of lieder and oratorios as well as with his multimedia vocal music projects. His repertoire stretches from Monteverdi to the avant-garde. Born in Berlin and having grown up in Nuremberg, he made his debut in 1990 at the Munich Biennale for New Music and first became known internationally from 1997, following a period as an ensemble member of the Opera Kiel. At the Deutsche Oper Berlin he took the title role in Hans Werner Henze’s Prinz von Homburg, staged by Götz Friedrich, and he made an outstanding lead performance in Busoni’s Doktor Faust at the Opéra de Lyon and the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, for which he was awarded a Grammy.

The singer’s major roles include Rossini’s Figaro, Wolfram in Wagner’s Tannhäuser, Monteverdi’s Ulisse and Orfeo, Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Beckmesser in Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Alban Berg’s Wozzeck and Dr. Schön in Lulu, Golaud in Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande and Nick Shadow in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress. He makes regular appearances with these roles at the major European opera houses in cities including Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Florence, Munich, Hamburg, Zürich and Brussels. Contemporary composers such as Péter Eötvös, Detlev Glanert, Manfred Trojahn, Unsuk Chin, Peter Ruzicka and José-Maria Sanchez-Verdu have all dedicated leading operatic roles in their operas to the baritone.

In addition to his operatic work, Dietrich Henschel is committed to the performance of lieder and concert works for voice. In orchestral concerts he has worked with great conductors such as Riccardo Chailly, Kent Nagano, Sylvain Cambreling and Riccardo Muti. His collaborations with John Eliot Gardiner, Philippe Herreweghe, Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Colin Davis is documented on numerous oratorio recordings. Dietrich Henschel has a particular focus on theatrical and multimedia presentations of vocal music. He has performed staged versions of Schubert lieder cycles at the Théâtre la Monnaie, Theater an der Wien, Den Norske Opera Oslo and the Komische Oper Berlin, among others. In the project IRRSAL – Triptychon einer verbotenen Liebe, featuring the orchestral songs of Hugo Wolf, he combined film and live concert; his most recent project featuring songs by Gustav Mahler, WUNDERHORN, was also a collaboration with director Clara Pons, and was developed as a co-production between several European partners including De Doelen, La Monnaie and the BBC Symphony Orchestra London.

The current season began with three concerts at the Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival, where Dietrich Henschel performed selections of Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder and biblical songs by Dvořák with the pianist Shai Wosner. Following this he gave a performance of Haydn’s The Creation with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and the Swedish Radio Choir under the direction of Kazushi Ono. Another highlight was a tour with the Orchestre des Champs-Élysées under Philippe Herreweghe with Hugo Wolf’s orchestral songs and Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder. At the opening concert of the Oxford Lieder Festival he performed Mahler’s Lied von der Erde with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; he subsequently went on to perform at the opening concert of Wien Modern, where he took the part of Jean Charles in Hans Werner Henze’s Floß der Medusa under the direction of Cornelius Meister.

In November he will tour Asia with the Choir of the Society of the Friends of Music in Vienna for performances of Mozart’s Requiem and Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem. Further highlights of the coming season are Schoenberg’s A Survivor from Warsaw and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski, Haydn’s The Creation with the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège under Christian Armind, a programme of music by Luigi Dallapiccola at La Monnaie, Grieg’s Peer Gynt with the Orchestre National de Lyon under Leonard Slatkin, performances of Lied von der Erde at the Beethovenfest in Warsaw and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Orchestre de La Monnaie under the direction of chief conductor Alain Altinoglu.

2017/18 season

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Reviews

Hugo Wolf Lieder at The Wigmore Hall with Angelika Kirchschlager and Julius Drake
Hugo Wolf doesn't get better than this…Henschel's ability to absorb himself totally in what he sings, meanwhile, and to give the impression of living the music rather than performing it, resulted in matchless accounts of Grenzen der Menschheit and Prometheus… One of the great recitals, and absolutely outstanding
Guardian,  8 January 2013

Zimmermann: Ecclesiastical Action & Brahms German Requiem – London Philharmonic Orchestra
Dietrich Henschel sang like a man possessed, making for an unforgettable performance.
Guardian, 02 December 2012

It had majestic moments, and Henschel’s powerful solos contrasted beautifully with Miah Persson’s ethereal soprano.   Times, 02 December 2012

War Requiem – Dallas Symphony Orchestra
The "most beautiful voice on the stage" award has to go to German baritone Dietrich Henschel. His performance of Owen's dismal poetry was mesmerizing.
TheaterJones, 09 November 2012

German baritone Dietrich Henschel supplied vivid and eloquent declamation, in tones alternately powerful and poignant.    Dallas News, 10 November 2012

Recital - Edinburgh Festival
Baritone Dietrich Henschel is a towering figure, physically, intellectually, musically and theatrically.
His prowess as an interpreter is extraordinary. And his ability to characterise a song through sheer acting as much as singing resulted in a recital of consummate intelligence, fuelled by a voice where beauty of sound is almost a secondary consideration to penetrating and revealing the nuances and implications of a text.
Herald Scotland, 28 August 2012

German baritone Dietrich Henschel’s EIF recital was a pretty dark affair.
But it was riveting from start to finish, his compelling and often highly theatrical interpretations partnered superbly by the subtle yet commanding playing of Edinburgh-born pianist Steven Osborne.
Scotsman, 28 August 2012

Oedipe – La Monnaie
Dietrich Henschel in the marathon role of Oedipus still makes music where others would simply go through the motions.
Financial Times, 24 October 2011

Il mondo della luna - Theater an der Wien – DVD review
Henschel’s muscicianship carries him far, especially in a colourfully onomatopoeic aria expressing wonderment at the Moon’s sylvan delights
Opera, July 2011

Wolf: Mörike Lieder – CD review
Henschel, as always, values emotional veracity over tonal beauty, and takes us to the outer limits of experience in songs such as Der Geuerreiter and Der Genesene and die Hoffnung.
Guardian, 12 August 2010

Monteverdi: L’Orfeo – DVD review
The subtlety of Henschel’s acting matches the complexity of his vocal characterisation so that, by the end, you not only feel you’ve been taken on a vast journey from joy to grief and back again, but also believe that Orfeo’s own music really has the power to affect both gods and nature.
Guardian, 11 December 2009

Il mondo della luna - Theater an der Wien
the charisma of his cast, especially by Dietrich Henschel’s athletic Buonafede,
Financial Times, 10 December 2009

Schubert: Schwanengesang - CD review
enschel is never less than elegant, virile and intelligent. He is at his best in the lyrical Liebesbotschaft and Ständchen,
Telegraph, 11 August 2009

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Opera Repertoire

A. BERG Wozzek Wozzek
Lulu Dr. Schön, Jack the Ripper
F. BUSONI Doktor Faustus Faust
C. DEBUSSY Pelléas et Mélisande Golaud
G. ENESCU Œdipe Œdipe
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Concert Repertoire

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J. S. BACH St. Matthew Pasion
St. John Passion
Christmas Oratory
b minor mass
solo cantatas & cantatas
L.v. BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9
Choral Fantasy
Missa Solemnis
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Projects

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Discography

b minor mass

Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B minor BWV 232

Dietrich Henschel, Joyce Di Donato, Ruth Ziesak, Paul Angew, Daniel Taylor, Maitrise de Notre Dame de Paris, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, John Nelson
EuroArts, 2017

Strauss

Richard Strauss – Feuersnot

Dietrich Henschel, Nicola Beller Carbone, Alex Wawiloff, Ruben Amoretti, Anna Maria Sarra, Orchestra del Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Gabriele Ferro
Arthaus Musik, 2015

Berg Lulu

Alban Berg – Lulu

Dietrich Henschel, Barbara Hannigan, Natascha Petrinsky, Charles Workman, Orchestre Symphonique de la Monnaie, Paul Daniel
BelAir, 2014

Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

Dietrich Henschel, Melanie Diener, Petra Lang, Endrik Wottrich, La Chapelle Royale, Collegium Vocale Gent, Orchestre des Champs-Elysees, Philippe Herreweghe
Harmonia mundi, 2013, 1951687

Busoni

Dietrich Henschel, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Markus Hollop, Kim Begley, Torsten Kerl, William Dazeley, Choeur de l'Opera National de Lyon, Orchestre de l'Opera National de Lyon, Kent Nagano
Erato, 2013

Irrsal

IRRSAL - SONGS BY HUGO WOLF

Dietrich Henschel, Phillipe Herreweghe, Royal Flemish Philharmonic
Epr-Classic, 2013, EPRC 014

Mahler Wunderhorn

Gustav Mahler – Des Knaben Wunderhorn

Dietrich Henschel, Boris Berezovsky
EPR Classics, 2013

Wagner

Richard Wagner – Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Dietrich Henschel, Albert Dohmen, Edith Haller, Robert Dean Smith, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Marek Janowski
Pentatone, 2011

Monteverdi

Claudio Monteverdi: L'Orfeo

Dietrich Henschel, Maria Grazia Schiavo, Sonia Prina, Luigi De Donato, Antonio Abele, Les Arts Florissants, William Christie
Dynamic, 2009

Gluck

Christoph Willibald Gluck: Alceste

Dietrich Henschel, Anne Sofie von Otter, Paul Groves, Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner
Warner, 2009

Schwanengesang

Franz Schubert - Schwanengesang

Dietrich Henschel, Fritz Schwinghammer
Ambroisie/Naïve, 2009

Chin

Unsuk Chin: Alice in Wonderland

Dietrich Henschel, Sally Matthews, Andrew Watts, Choir & Children’s choir of the Bayerische Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsorchester
MediciArts, 2008

Schoenberg

Schoenberg – Die Jakobsleiter

Dietrich Henschel, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Kent Nagano
Harmonia mundi, 2007

Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium BWV 248

Dietrich Henschel, Malin Hartelius, Melinda Paulsen, Tom Allen, Chorgemeinschaft Neubeuern, Orchester der KlangVerwaltung, Enoch zu Guttenberg
Farao, 2003

Haydn

Joseph Haydn – Die Jahreszeiten

Dietrich Henschel, Marlis Petersen, Werner Güra, Freiburger Barockorchester, RIAS-Kammerchor, René Jacobs
Harmonia mundi, 2003, 801829.30

Eötvös

Peter Eötvös ‎– Atlantis

Dietrich Henschel, Márta Fábián, Kölner Domchor, WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, Peter Eötvös
Budapest Music Center Records, 2002, BMC CD 007

Mahler2

Gustav Mahler - Rückert-Lieder/Des Knaben Wunderhorn/Kindertotenlieder

Dietrich Henschel, Hallé Orchestra, Kent Nagano
Teldec, 2001, 8573-86573-2

Winterreise

Franz Schubert – Winterreise

Dietrich Henschel, Irwin Gage,
Teldec Classics, 2000

Die schöne Müllerin

Franz Schubert – Die schöne Müllerin

Dietrich Henschel, Fritz Schwinghammer
EMI Classi, 1999

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