Bernarda Fink, alto
John Eliot Gardiner leads the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists, with Bernarda Fink in "Schlafe, mein Liebster," from Bach's Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248).
from Bach's Christmas Oratorio, part II
Schlafe, mein Liebster, genieße der Ruh,
Wache nach diesem vor aller Gedeihen!
Labe die Brust,
Empfinde die Lust,
Wo wir unser Herz erfreuen!
Sleep now, my dearest, enjoy now thy rest,
Wake on the morrow to flourish in splendor!
Lighten thy breast,
With joy be thou blest,
Where we hold our heart's great pleasure!
Bernarda Fink (August 29, 1955 - ) is an Argentinian mezzo-soprano. Born in Buenos Aires to Slovenian parents, Bernarda Fink studied at the "Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón" in Buenos Aires. She won First Prize at the Nuevas Voces Líricas competition in 1985 and moved to Europe.
She lives in the southern Austrian province of Carinthia and is married to the Austrian Ambassador to Slovenia, Valentin Inzko.