Alfredo in ‘La Traviata’
Paris en Fête (2014)
"...the luminous timbre, the piercing high notes are accompanied by a rare intelligence of phrasing; the French tenor's assurance suits his character, a musician convinced of the superiority of his art ... "
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.
18, 21, 23, 26, 29, 31
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Manuel López-Gómez, conductor (7, 23 > 31 Dec.)
Benjamin Bernheim, tenor
Jean-Marc Fontana, piano
3, 5, 10
Frédéric Chaslin, conductor
From Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette
Spakos in Cléopatre from Jules Massenet
From my very first Bohême performance at Opernhaus Zürich.
From Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier
04 Dec 2017
Italian repertoire dominates the beginning of Mr. Bernheim’s 2017/2018 season, as he sings the role of Rodolfo (La bohème) and Alfredo (La Traviata) in several opera houses throughout Europe. He began his season with a role debut as Alfredo at the Deutsche Oper Berlin; a role that he will sing a total of three times throughout his 2017/2018 season. This role debut is followed by a house debut at the Royal Opera House in London. Mr. Bernheim sings the role of Rodolfo in Puccini’s La bohème in the new, yet traditional Richard Jones production of this beloved masterpiece. Nicole Carr sings opposite Mr. Bernheim as Mimì, Mariusz Kwiecien sings Marcello, Joyce El-Khoury sings Musetta, Gyula Nagy Schaunard, and Luca Titttoto Colline. Paul Wynne Griffiths leads from the pit.