Bettina Ranch initially studied violin in her hometown Berlin and subsequently changed to singing. Over the last years, she has given successful guest performances at renowned opera houses such as the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Komische Oper Berlin, the Hamburg State Opera, the Aalto-Theater Essen, the Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg, and the Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam, where she was engaged amongst others for Mozart and Wagnerian roles as well as major roles in the different baroque operas by Georg Friedrich Handel.

In the concert field, she sang in particular the masses by Mozart, the Bach Passions and Mass in B minor, the Messiah, the Verdi-Requiem and Dvořák’s Stabat Mater but also performed works such as Mahler’s symphonic cantata The Song of Mourning (Das klagende Lied) and his 2nd symphony, Bruckner’s Te Deum, Franz Schmidt’s The Book with Seven Seals, as well as Nono’s Il Canto sospeso at the Salzburg Festival. On these occasions, she worked repeatedly with renowned ensembles and orchestras such as the Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the International Bach Academy in Stuttgart, the Chamber Academy Potsdam, the Dresden Philharmonic,SWR Symphony Orchestra, the Bremen Philharmonic, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the RTVE Orchestra Madrid, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, the DSO Berlin, the RIAS Chamber Choir, and  the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg and under prominent conductors such as Hartmut Haenchen, Markus Poschner, Simone Young, Helmuth Rilling, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Paul Goodwin, Peter Rundel, and Ivor Bolton.

Since the season 2016/2017 Bettina Ranch is a member of ensemble at Aalto-Theater Essen where she already sang roles such as the title role of Carmen, Fricka and Schwertleite/Die Walküre, Adalgisa / Norma, Maddalena / Rigoletto, Fenena / Nabucco, Sesto / La clemenza di Tito, Dorabella / Così fan tutte and many others. In the 2019/20 season she was enthusiastically acclaimed by audience and press as Orfeo in the visually stunning premiere of Orfeo / Euridice, and she also shone brilliantly in the role of Cain in the premiere of Scarlatti's Cain and Abel under the baton of Rubén Dubrovsky. Once again she returned as a guest in the role of Siegrune / Walküre at the Nationale Opera in Amsterdam, this time under the baton of Marc Albrecht. In the concert area she was heard in Mahler's 3rd Symphony under Tomáš Netopil at the Philharmonie Essen.
In the current season she will be heard at her main house in Essen in the premieres of Mozart's' La finta giardiniera, Donizetti's' Lucia di Lammermoor, Purcells' Dido and Aeneas, Puccinis' Il Trittico and Strauss' Arabella, before that, she will close the season with Beethoven's 9th Symphony in Milan, together with the Orchestra Sinfonica e Coro Sinfonico di Milano Giuseppe Verdi and conducted by Krzysztof Urbański. In the fall of 2021, she will sing the 2nd soprano part in Mozart's Mass in C minor at the Laeiszhalle Hamburg under Hansjörg Albrecht, as well as with the RTVE Madrid Radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of its new principal conductor Christoph König in Dvořák's Stabat Mater.

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General Management

Artist Manager
Natascha van Randenborgh
Associate Director 
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Repertoire Concert

Bach, C.P.E. Magnificat
Bach, J.C. Magnificat
Bach, J.S. B minor mass
  Cantatas (various)
  Christmas Oratorio
  St. John Passion
  St. Matthew Passion
Beethoven Mass in C major Op. 86
  Missa solemnis
  Symphony no. 9
Bernstein Chichester-Psalms
Brahms Alt-Rhapsodie
  Neue Liebeslieder-Walzer
Bruckner Mass in D minor
  Te Deum
Duruflé Requiem
Dvorak Requiem
  Stabat Mater
Haydn Arianna a Naxos
  Die Sieben Worte
  Il ritorno di Tobia / Anna
  Stabat Mater
Händel Dettinger Te Deum
  Israel in Egypt
  Jephtha / Storge
  St. John Passion
Homilius Christmas Oratorio
  St. John Passion
Lang Fichten
Liszt Die Legende der heiligen Elisabeth / Sophie
Mahler Das klagende Lied
Martin 6 Monologe aus Jedermann
Mendelssohn 3 geistliche Lieder Op.96
Mozart Betulia Liberata / Giuditta
  C minor mass
  Coronation Mass
  Davidde penitente
  Missa Solemnis
  Vesperae Solennes 
Nicolai Mass in D major
Penderecki Credo
Pergolesi Stabat Mater
Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle
Schreier Er ist nicht
Schmidt Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln
Schumann Das Paradies und die Peri
  Spanische Liebeslieder
  Spanisches Liederspiel
Schubert Magnificat
  Mass in A flat major
  Mass in B flat major
  Mass in E flat major
von Suppé Requiem
Verdi Requiem
Vivaldi Dixit Dominus
  Stabat Mater
Telemann Deutsches Magnificat
  St. Matthew Passion
Zelenka Lamentatio II

Repertoire Opera

Bellini La straniera Isoletta
  Norma Adalgisa
Dusapin Medea Medeastimme 4
Graupner Berenice und Lucilla Lucilla
Händel Alcina Bradamante
  Ariodante Ariodante
  Giulio Caesare Cornelia
    Giulio Cesare
  Lotario Matilde
  Semele Ino
  Xerxes Amastris
Monteverdi Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria Penelope
  L´Orfeo Messagiera
    La Speranza
Mozart Die Zauberflöte 3.Dame
  La Betulia liberata Giuditta
  La clemenza di Tito Sesto
Offenbach Les contes d'Hoffmann La voix de la tombe
Prokofiev L'amour des trois oranges Clarice
Scarlatti Il primo omicidio Cain
Strauss, R. Elektra 1. Magd
Valtinoni Die Schneekönigin Blumenfrau / Frau aus Lappland
Verdi Nabucco Fenena
  Rigoletto Maddalena
Wagner Das Rheingold Erda
  Die Walküre Schwertleite
  Götterdämmerung Flosshilde


Haydn "Harmoniemesse"
Erschienen Oktober 2016 bei Rondeau

Reussisches Kammerorchester
Kammerchor der Frauenkirche Dresden
Matthias Grünert

Ina Siedlaczek / Tobias Hunger / Tobias Berndt

Franz Schmidt "Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln"
Erschienen Januar 2016 bei OehmsClassics

Philharmoniker Hamburg
NDR-Chor / Staatschor Latvia
Simone Young

Klaus Florian Vogt / Georg Zeppenfeld / Inga Kalna / Bettina Ranch / Dovlet Nurgeldiyev

Muzyczne Dziedzictwo Miasta Gdańska Vol. VI 
Kantaty Na Święto Zesłania Ducha Świętego i

Erschienen Dezember 2015 bei SARTON

Goldberg Baroque Ensemble 
Andrzej Mikołaj Szadejko-dyrygent 
Adam Pastuszka-koncertmistrz

Ingrida Gápová-sopran 
Klaudia Trzasko-sopran 
Bettina Ranch-alt 
Georg Poplutz-tenor 
Stefan Geyer-bas 

Johann Georg Hoffmann (1700-1780) 
Kantata na niedzielę Cantate Nun lob meine Seel den Herren 
Friedrich Christian Mohrheim (1719-1780) 
Kantata na Wniebowstąpienie Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen 
Gessel (XVIII w.) 
Kantata na Wniebowstąpienie Vater ich will, dass wo ich bin 
Anonim (XVII w.) 
Kantata na Święto Zesłania Ducha Świętego Veni Sancte Spiritus 
Johann Daniel Pucklitz (1705-1774) 
Kantata na Święto Zesłania Ducha Świętego Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt 
Anonim (XVIII w.) – 
Kantata na Święto Zesłania Ducha Świętego Veni Sancte Spiritus 


Bettina Ranch

Arabella premiere with Christoph Seidl in Essen
Stage couple Bettina Ranch/ Adelaide and Christoph Seidl/Graf Waldner invite to the Arabella premiere on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. at the Aalto-Theater in Essen. GMD Tomáš Netopil is on the podium and Guy Joosten is directing.

Bettina Ranch, who is again demonstrating her versatility in various productions this year in Essen, most recently as Cain in Scarlatti's Cain and Abel or as Frugola and Zia principessa in Puccini's Trittico; next year she will appear as Carmen, Adalgisa/Norma and Cavaliere Ramiro in Mozart's La Finta Giardiniera in Essen. She also performs nationally and internationally on a concert stage: most recently she sang in Dvořák's Stabat Mater in Madrid for the radio and the concert was broadcast internationally. Next season she will sing works by Mahler, Verdi‘s and Mozart‘s Requiem, Schumann‘s Paradise and the Peri as well as Bach‘s Passions.



Il Trittico/ Aalto-Musiktheater Essen / 23.01.22 /

"Frugola in Il Tabarro [...] Fürstin in Suor Angelica [...] zwei glänzende Rollendebüts" 

Dido & Aeneas / Aalto-Musiktheater Essen / 02.01.22 /

"Bettina Ranch gestaltet die Zauberin, Didos Alter Ego, mit sattem Mezzossopran" 

La Clemenza di Tito / Aalto-Musiktheater Essen / 22.06.17 /

"einen Auftritt[...], der nicht nur die Kritiker zu Lobeshymnen hinriss" 

La Clemenza di Tito / Aalto-Musiktheater Essen / 06.06.17 /

"allen voran Publikumsliebling Bettina Ranch" 

La Clemenza di Tito / Aalto-Musiktheater Essen / 05.06.17 /

"wird zum Triumph für Bettina Ranch" 

La Clemenza di Tito / Aalto-Musiktheater Essen / 03.06.17 /

"an diesem Abend sicher prima inter pares" 

Nabucco / Aalto-Musiktheater Essen / 17.04.17 /

 "her sense of bel canto is impeccable"

Norma / Aalto-Musiktheater Essen / 12.10.16 /

"in allen Lagen weiche und mühelos ansprechende Stimme" 

Norma / Aalto-Musiktheater Essen / 08.10.16 /

 "von feinem Glanz geadeltem Gesang"
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