Bernd Weikl is one of the best known and multilateral opera and concert- singers of our time. He was born in Vienna and got educated in Mainz, where he studied economic science and canto at the Music Academy. In 1968 he was awarded the First Prize at the International Contest in Berlin and in the same year he made his debut in "Freischütz "(Ottokar’s part) staged at the Opernhaus Hannover.
In 1972 he participated in the “Salzburger Festspiele” in the new production “Tristan and Isolde" conducted by Herbert von Karajan and made his debut in the “Bayreuther Festspiele” as Wolfram in "Tannhäuser ".
Since 1973 he cooperated with the Staatsoper in Hamburg and Munich and since 1974 he also became a member of the “Deutsche Oper Berlin”. There he made a successful appearance in "Eugene Onegin " by Tchaikowsky. In the Bayreuth Festival he performed with great success in "Parsifal" as Amfortas and in "Tannhäuser" as Wolfram and also in "The flying Dutchman". In Bayreuth his greatest success was as Hans Sachs in "Meistersingern", a role in which he has no competitor. In 1983 he sung at the Metropolitan Opera the part of Mandryka in "Arabella " by R.Strauss and had also concerts in Chicago. In 1986 he sung also in Florence the part of Hans Sachs. He received special appreciation from the critics for his appearances as "Jachanaan "( in "Salome"), in "Falstaff "(Verdi) and in "Scarpia". In operas conducted by the best conductors and staged by the best known artistic directors of the present time, he performed more than 120 parts in five languages. He recorded a great number of works, TV- shows, opera films, works and oratorio concerts demonstrating the fact that he is such a gifted and accomplished artist.