Birgit Beckherrn, born in Berlin, was trained by Galina Wischnewskaja, Judith Beckmann and Tom Krause, also attending singing classes with Ralf Gothóni. She finalized her studies in Hamburg with distinction. She is award winner of several international competitions, such as Brahms Competition in Hamburg and the Schubert Competition in Graz and she received a scholarship of the “Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes” and a foreign scholarship of DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschbund) for Helsinki.
In March 2012 she gave her very sucessful debut as Kundry in Parsifal at the Staatstheater Saarbrücken and showed Montezuma in Die Eroberung von Mexico at the same house. She sang Helmwige in Die Walküre and the Dritte Norn in Götterdämmerung. With these two partsshe gave guest performances in Toronto in 2005 and 2006. Her debut as Sieglinde with the Staatstheater Karlsruhe on tour followed in Cagliari.
Engagements also led her to Lyon, Luxemburg, Kiel, Görlitz, Münster, to the Residenztheater in Munich, the Thalia-Theater as well as the Deutsche Schauspielhaus in Hamburg. She initially worked her way into lyrical repertoire which was followed by young dramatic parts like: Micaela, Marie (Die verkaufte Braut), Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare), Agathe, Eva (Paradise lost), Mimì and Tatjana.
Apart from that she is a concert singer, who is very much in demand: She performed with the English Chamber Orchestra in the Barbican Hall, with the St. Petersberg Philharmonics, in Turku, at the Schleswig Holstein festival, at the NDR, at the summer festivals in Bad Kissingen and at the Bodensee festival. Her broad variety of repertoire includes, amongst others, the requiems of Verdi and Brahms, the symphony no. 14 and the romance suite of Schostakowitsch, the Symphony no. 3 (“Kaddish”) of Bernstein as well as around 500 songs and chamber music pieces of different styles.