Felicitas Bergmann began her studies at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin as a violinist before focusing fully on her vocal studies with opera singer Bella Jasper. Soon afterwards, she began to perform works of the German romantic period in many concerts and on the radio. Work with Renata Scotto deepened her knowledge of operatic roles and Christa Ludwig has given her further insights on song interpretation.
In 1991, Felicitas Bergmann moved to France, from where she now bases her active international career that includes song recitals and performances as soloist in oratorios and operatic concerts of romantic and contemporary music in locations such as Vienna’s Mozartsaal and the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, live radio performances for France Musique, and recitations of Schumann’s Ballade vom Heidenknaben with Noël Lee.
She has appeared as Phèdre in the Vichy Opera‘s production of Syllabaire pour Phèdre by Maurice Ohana. A recording of this production was highly praised by critics.
Felicitas Bergmann sang Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with the Orchestre des pays de Savoie and can be heard as the alto soloist in Rossini’s Petite Messe solenelle in Brussels’ Théâtre de la Monnaie and in many cities in France and Germany.
She has given the first performance of several works by contemporary composers, some of which are available on CD.
For many years Felicitas Bergmann has been especially interested in women composers, among them Fanny Hensel, Clara Schumann and Johanna Kinkel and she he regularly includes their forgotten or neglected works in her song recitals.