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Swiss soprano Rachel Harnisch has appeared in rôles including Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Contessa in Le nozze di Figaro, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Michaela in Bizet’s Carmen, Marzelline in Fidelio, Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier, Antonia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Blanche in Poulenc’s Les Dialogues des Carmélites, Clemence in Kajia Saariaho’s L’amour de loin, Anne Truelove in The Rake’s Progress, Helene in Donizetti’s Le Duc d’Albe, Rachel in La Juive and Emilia Mary in The Makropoulos Case at leading opera houses of Europe.

She has collaborated with conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Philippe Herreweghe, Kent Nagano, Dimitri Kitajenko, Roberto Abbado, John Neschling, Christian Zacharias, Stefan Soltesz, Sir Christopher Hogwood, Sir Antonio Pappano, Michel Plasson, Jeffrey Tate, Daniele Rustioni and Tomaš Netopil.

As a concert singer and recitalist she performs a wide repertoire. She has sung Das Marienleben several times at, among other places, the prestigious Lucerne Festival. Since autumn 2016 she has taught voice at the Hochschule der Künste Bern.

Role: Classical Artist 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
BACH, J.S.: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 (Bavarian Radio Chorus, Berlin Akademie für Alte Musik, Dijkstra) BR-Klassik
Choral - Sacred
BACH, J.S.: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 (Dijkstra) (NTSC) BR-Klassik
Classical Concert
BACH, J.S.: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 (with Introduction in German) (Dijkstra) BR-Klassik
Choral - Sacred, Spoken Commentary
BACH, J.S.: Soli Deo Gloria - St. John & St. Matthew Passions / Mass in B Minor / Christmas Oratorio (Bavarian Radio Chorus, Dijkstra) (9-CD Box Set) BR-Klassik
Choral - Sacred
BACH, J.S.: St. John Passion / St. Matthew Passion / Mass in B Minor / Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 (Dijkstra) (6-DVD Box Set) (NTSC) BR-Klassik
Classical Concert
BACH, J.S.: Wege zur Musik - Johannes-Passion / Matthäus-Passion / Messe in h-Moll / Weihnachtsoratorium (Bavarian Radio Chorus, Dijkstra) BR-Klassik
Spoken Commentary
DONIZETTI, G.: Duc d'Albe (Le) (Il Duca d'Alba) (completed by G. Battistelli) [Opera] (Petean, Vlaamse Opera Ghent Chorus and Symphony, Carignani) Dynamic
HINDEMITH, P.: Marienleben (Das) (revised version, 1948) (Harnisch, J.P. Schulze) Naxos
MOZART: Requiem (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
Classical Concert
MOZART: Requiem (PAL) Arthaus Musik
Classical Concert
REIMANN, A.: Invisible (L') [Opera] (Harnisch, Schlicht, R.N. Miller, Bronk, Deutsche Oper Berlin Orchestra, Runnicles) Oehms Classics
SCHUBERT, F.: Mass No. 6, D. 950 / MOZART, W.A.: Missa solemnis in C Minor, "Waisenhausmesse" (Abbado) (Salzburg Festival, 2012) (Blu-ray, Full-HD) Accentus Music
Classical Concert
SCHUBERT, F.: Mass No. 6, D. 950 / MOZART, W.A.: Missa solemnis in C Minor, "Waisenhausmesse" (Abbado) (Salzburg Festival, 2012) (NTSC) Accentus Music
Classical Concert

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