Dietrich Henschel’s international career was launched with his performance of the title-role in Busoni’s Doktor Faust at the Lyon Opera, bringing him a Grammy award for the CD of this production, and invitations from prominent opera houses in Europe. Henschel’s repertoire extends from Monteverdi to modern avantgarde, including roles in Don Giovanni (Mozart), The Barber of Seville (Rossini),The Rake’s Progress (Stravinsky), Wozzeck (Berg) and Pelléas et Mélisande (Debussy). Contemporary composers Peter Eötvös, Detlev Glanert, Chaja Czernowin and Unsuk Chin have dedicated major roles to him in their operas. His numerous recordings, CDs and DVDs, and his collaborations with leading conductors such as Gardiner, Harnoncourt, Herreweghe, Chailly and Davis testify to his success as a lied interpreter and oratorio singer. IRRSAL, conceived with director Clara Pons, combined songs by Wolf with a feature film. Wunderhorn, a feature film on songs from Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn, was premiered in 2015.
Photo Susanne Diesner