Bettina Ranch initially studied violin in her hometown of Berlin and only later swiched to singing. She is currently receiving vocal guidance from the opera singer Caroline Merz. She has performed at many significant venues including the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Komische Oper Berlin, Staatsoper Hamburg, Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg, and Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam, where she drew much of attention with the repertoire ranging from baroque to Wagnererian engagements.

In the concert domain, she regularly proves her versatility with a varied repertoire, including works such as Mozart's Masses, Johann Sebastian Bach's Passions and Mass in B minor, Handel's "Messiah," Beethoven's "Missa solemnis," Verdi's Requiem, Dvořák's "Stabat Mater," and works by Gustav Mahler such as "Das klagende Lied" and Symphony No. 2. Bruckner's Te Deum, Franz Schmidt's Book with Seven Seals and Nono's Il Canto sospeso, in which she made her debut at the Salzburger Festspiele.

She has worked with ensembles like the Philharmonic State Orchestra Hamburg, International Bach Academy Stuttgart, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Dresdner Philharmonie, Bremer Philharmoniker, the Gewandhaus Orchester, SWR Symphonieorchester, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano, the RTVE Madrid Symphony Orchestra, DSO Berlin, RIAS Kammerchor, and Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg. She has collaborated with conductors such as Hartmut Haenchen, Markus Poschner, Simone Young, Tomáš Netopil, Helmuth Rilling, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Rubén Dubrovsky, Paul Goodwin, Peter Rundel, Marc Albrecht, Krzysztof Urbański, Christoph König and Ivor Bolton.

Since the 2016/17 season Bettina Ranch has been a member of the ensemble at the Aalto-Theater in Essen, where she has sung the title roles of Carmen and Orfeo/Euridice, as well as roles such as Fricka/Die Walküre, Adalgisa/Norma, Maddalena/Rigoletto, Fenena/Nabucco, Sesto/La clemenza di Tito, Dorabella/Così fan tutte, Annina/Rosenkavalier, Cain in Scarlatti's Cain and Abel and many others.

Her 2022/23 concert season included numerous debuts with works as Wagner's "Wesendonck-Lieder" (with the Essener Philharmoniker under Erik Nielsen) and Schumann's "Das Paradies und die Peri" with the Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie Chemnitz and MDR Radio Choir under Guillermo García Calvo. She made her house debut with J.S. Bach's "Christmas Oratorio" at the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie under Hans-Jörg Albrecht, returned to the Milan Auditorium to sing Mozart's Requiem with Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano under Claus Peter Flor, and performed Mendelssohn-Bartholdy's Symphony "Lobgesang" as well as Mahler's Symphony No. 3 with the Essener Philharmoniker under Tomáš Netopil. At the Eseen Opera House she sung the title role in "Carmen," Ramiro in "La finta giardiniera," Adelaide in "Arabella," and reprised her role as Marcellina in a new production of "Le nozze di Figaro" directed by Floris Visser.

The 2023/24 season will bring exciting projects for Bettina Ranch. The season starts for the artist with a guest performances at the Cologne Opera House, where she sings Dorabella in "Così fan tutte" under Gábor Káli and director Tatjana Gürbaca. At the Essen Opera House, she will make two important role debuts: Amneris in "Aida" and Brangäne in "Tristan und Isolde" under the new music director Andrea Sanguineti. She will also appear in revival productions of "Wozzeck" and Puccini's "Il Trittico."
In concert, she will again perform works by Gustav Mahler as Symphony No. 2 at the Auditorium di Milano under Andrey Boreyko and Symphony No. 8 (Mezzo-soprano 1) at the Duomo di Milano under Claus Peter Flor, both with the Orchestra Sinfonica e Coro Sinfonico di Milano. Additionally, she will join Thomas Berning and the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie in the Rudolf-Oetker-Halle Bielefeld to sing in a Mendelssohn-Bartholdy's oratorio "Elias", at the Philharmonie Essen, she will perform Bruckner's "Te Deum”  wotj the Essener Philharmoniker and Andrea Sanguinetti as conductor. In the summer of 2024, she will embark on a tour to Beijing with the role of Fricka in "Das Rheingold".

Numerous recordings document her career, such as Franz Schmidt's Book with Seven Seals, which was released by Oehms Classics with the Hamburger Philharmoniker/NDR Chor under the musical direction of Simone Young, Joseph Haydn's Il Ritorno di Tobia by Sony Classics with the Salzburg Mozarteumorchester/ Salzburg Bach Choir conducted by Ivor Bolton. Most recently, Mahler's 2nd and 3rd symphonies appeared with her particiaption on OEHMS Classics in 2022 and 2023, with Tomáš Netopil conducting the Essener Philahrmoniker.

Artist Website 


General Management

Artist Manager
Natascha van Randenborgh
Associate Director 
Mobil: +49-173-7 76 88 20


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
Dvořák 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 / Storgè
  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
  Davide 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
Suppè 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 


Top-class Amneris debut!
For the Berlin mezzo-soprano, the still new year begins with an exciting role debut. Under the new Italian GMD of the Aalto-Theater and the Essen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrea Sanguineti, she sings Amneris in Aida. The revival premiere on 16 February 2024 in the cult staging by Dietrich W. Hilsdorf was a triumph for Bettina Ranch and one can already look forward to her next role debut as Brangäne in Tristan und Isolde on 21 April in Essen, where she will be able to draw attention to herself a second time in the dramatic mezzo repertoire.

Performance dates Aida: 24.2./7.3./7.4.2024
Performance dates Tristan and Isolde: 21.4./28.4./5.5./12.5.2024



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 Mezzosopran" 

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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