Renate Behle

As a soprano Renate Behle was a member of the ensemble of the Hanover State Opera until 1997. Since the beginning of the 1990/91 season, she has performed regularly at the Hamburg State Opera, appearing as Senta, Ariadne, Ariane (Ariane et Barbe-Bleu), Chrysothemis, Katarina (Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District), Agaue (Die Bassariden) and Montezuma (Die Eroberung von Mexiko) and Brünnhilde in Siegfried. From the 2003/2004 season onwards she refocused her repertoire on mezzo-soprano rôles. Important engagements have included appearances in Fidelio in Vienna and Stuttgart, Salome at La Scala, Milan and in Athens, Isolde in Los Angeles, Chrysothemis in Barcelona and Munich, Lady Macbeth in Cologne, Senta at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Fidelio at the Salzburg Festival, Salome in Buenos Aires, Isolde in Houston, Fidelio, Salome and Färberin in Dresden, Brünnhilde in Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung in Bonn, Walküre in Stuttgart, Elektra in Baltimore, Fidelio at the Met, Walküre in Austin, Texas, Tristan und Isolde at the Savonlinna Opera Festival and Brünnhilde in Walküre and Siegfried in Cologne. On the concert platform, she has performed a wide repertoire, with appearances in America and throughout Europe. Her recordings include Zemlinsky’s Der Kreidekreis (Soltesz), Spohr’s Jessonda (Gerd Albrecht), and Die Eroberung von Mexico (Metzmacher).