Berlin-born mezzo-soprano, Bettina Ranch, initially studied violin and subsequently changed to singing.
Over the last years, she has given successful guest performances at renowned opera houses such as the Berlin State Opera Unter den Linden, 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 Wagnarian 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 B minor mass, 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 Franz Schmidt’s Book with Seven Seals. 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, the Bremen Philharmonic, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the RTVE Orchestra Madrid , 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, 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 Adalgisa/Norma, Maddalena/Rigoletto, Voice of the mother/Tales of Hoffmann, Princess Clarice/The Love for Three Oranges, Fenena/Nabucco, 1st Maid/Elektra and Sesto/La clemenza di Tito.
In the season 2017/18 she is once again active in both the opera and concert field. At her parent house in Essen she will take on the roles of Ludmilla/The Bartered Bride, Gertrude/Hans Heiling, Herodias/Salome, Annina/La traviata as well as Fricka in Walküre.
In addition, Bettina Ranch will sing solo parts in e.g. J.S. Bach’s Magnificat in Essen, Bruckner’s Te Deum in the Speyer Cathedral, Germany, John Neumeier’s Matthew Passion Ballet in Moscow, and Die Soldaten in Cologne under Emilio Pomarico.

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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 


Festive concert highlights in the Ruhr region
Bettina Ranch‘s past two concerts were a matter close to her heart. Since season 2016/17 she is an ensemble member at the Aalto-Theater in Essen, and this year she sang for the first time with the Police Choir and the Bergische Symphoniker at Essen Police Department’s Christmas Gala in the Krupp-Saal of the Philharmonie.
Following a night in company of the law enforcement, Ranch‘s path led her to Recklinghausen and the Ruhrkohle Choir, where she provided a musically festive atmosphere from the stage of the Ruhrfestspielhaus.
From the coal scuttle northwards; in the new year Bettina Ranch will sing the mezzo-soprano part in Verdi’s Requiem first in Lüneburg (February 3rd) and next in Hamburg’s Laeiszhalle (February 04th).
Subsequently, the new production of Marschner’s “Hans Heiling” celebrates its premiere at the Aalto-Musiktheater on February 24th. In this production staged by Andreas Baesler and conducted by Frank Beermann, Bettina Ranch will be on stage in the role of Gertrude. Further performance dates: February 28th; April 3rd/09th/22nd and 29th; May 12th and 27th; June 22nd.


High-ranking visitors at the guest performance in Moscow

Bettina Ranch and Tobias Berndt took over the solo parts of the guest performance of the Hamburg Ballett in Moscow. John Neumeier’s ballet production of J.S. Bach’s St Matthew Passion even lured Wladimir Putin and Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who was visiting the Russian Capital, into the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall. 




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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