The baritone Dietrich Henschel is a figure of light - physically, intellectually, musically and as an actor. His ability as an interpreter, by which I mean his ability to get beneath the surface of a song and directly into its soul, is extraordinary. Herald Scotland
As a regular guest on the big opera stages, as a valued interpreter of songs and oratorios and in his multimedia projects, the baritone Dietrich Henschel fascinates audiences worldwide with a repertoire that ranges from Monteverdi to the avant-garde. Born in Berlin, who grew up in Nuremberg and made his debut at the Munich Biennale in 1990, became internationally known after his first stint as a member of the ensemble at the Kiel Opera from 1997: at the Deutsche Oper Berlin he sang the title role in Henze's Prince von Homburg , staged by Götz Friedrich, and in Busoni's Doctor Faust he excelled at the Opéra de Lyon and at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. He was awarded a Grammy for the interpretation of the title role in this production.