G. Bizet Don Procopio Odoardo
L. van Beethoven Fidelio Jaquino
G. Donizetti Viva la mamma Guglielmo
W. A. Mozart Die Zauberflöte Erster Priester
J. Strauss Der Zigeunerbaron Ottokar
R. Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos Scaramuccio
G. Verdi La traviata Gastone
C. Zeller Der Vogelhändler Stanislaus




J. S. Bach Johannespassion



Various Cantatas

C. P. E. Bach Matthäuspassion
G. F. Händel Messias
J. Haydn Die Schöpfung

Die Jahreszeiten

F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy Elias
G. Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle
L. van Beethoven An die ferne Geliebte
F. Schubert Die schöne Müllerin



R. Schumann Liederkreise op. 24, op. 35, op. 37, op. 39

Luca Bernard

Born in Zürich, the lyric tenor Luca Bernard gained early experience on stage as a member of the Zürich Sängerknaben where he, among other things, sang the 2nd Knabe in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte at the Zürich Opera House.

He studied piano and composition at ZHdK before taking up singing professionally.

In 2017, he sang Ottokar from Der Zigeunerbaron at the Operettenbühne Hombrechtikon. At the same venue, he portrayed Stanislaus from Der Vogelhändler in 2018.

In the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons, he was heard in a wide variety of roles at the Zürich Opera House as a member of the International Opera Studio.

In the 2021/22 season, he sang at the Opera Maggio Fiorentino in Florence, where he portrayed Gastone (La traviata), Jaquino (Fidelio) and Scaramuccio (Ariadne auf Naxos).

At the Glyndebourne Festival 2022, lyric tenor Luca Bernard jumped in as Ernesto in Don Pasquale. In the following season he sang the same role at the Estonian National theatre.

In the 23/24 season, he is performing in Klagenfurt, Toulon, as well as in the Grand Théatre de Genève, where he is part of the Ensemble jeune.

Luca Bernard is a study prize winner of the Prof. Armin Weltner Foundation and Migros Kulturprozent.

Oratorios such as Bach's St. Matthew Passion, Haydn's Creation, his four seasons or Dvořák’s Stabat mater are central works in his repertoire.


August 11, 2022

Luca Bernard sings Ernesto in Don Pasquale at Glyndebourne

The Swiss lyric tenor made his role debut at the prestigious festival under the musical direction of Ben Glassberg.