"...the major French lyric tenor the opera world is longing for."

(Chicago Tribune)

"...luminous timbre, the piercing high notes are accompanied by a rare intelligence of phrasing"

(Opera Magazine)

"...this is one of the most interesting tenors of our time"

(Die Presse)

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A rising star on the operatic and concert stage, French tenor Benjamin Bernheim has been heralded as “a revelation” with a distinctive voice that is “flawless and pure, ranging from delicate pianissimo to heroic fortissimo as required.” (Opera News) This season, Bernheim is featured in an impressive array of house and role debuts at Europe's most acclaimed venues.

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Next Performances

 24, 26, 29, 31

Jan

La Traviata

Royal Opera House, London

Antonello Manacorda, conductor

2, 5, 8

Feb

La Traviata

La Scala, Milan

Myung-Whun Chung, conductor

3

March

Puccini: Messa di Gloria

Barbican Hall

Sir Antonio Pappano, conductor

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Audio

Ah! lève-toi, soleil!

From Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette 

Tu veux la voir… Dans la splendeur

Spakos in Cléopatre from Jules Massenet

Rodolfo’s Aria

From my very first Bohême performance at Opernhaus Zürich.

Di rigori armato il seno

From Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier

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A Triumphant House Debut as Tamino


Mr. Bernheim made his house debut as Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte on December 15th at the Wiener Staatsoper to rave reviews. Die Presse enthused:

“With his beautifully timbred, warm tenor of great charisma, he shows – not only in a grandiose portrait-aria “- why he is called one of the most interesting tenors of our time: the rich, expressive sound and his ability to sing long lyric lines made his Tamino the event of the evening.”

While Online Merkur similarly heralded him as “one of the most promising lyric tenors of the next generation of singers.

The French tenor sings opposite Valentina Naforniţa as Pamina, Rene Pape as Sarastro, Hila Fahima as The Queen of the Night, and Clemens Unterreiner as Papageno. Adam Fischer conducts, and the production is by Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier. Tickets for subsequent performances, December 18, 22, 26, 28, and 30, can be purchased here.

Photo: Pöhn/Wiener Staatsoper

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