"...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

30

May

1 , 3

June

La Traviata

Staatsoper Berlin

Domingo Hindoyan, conductor

14

June

Faust

Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris

Christophe Rousset, conductor

6, 8, 11, 13, 15
Jul

La Traviata

Opernhaus Zürich

Fabio Luisi, 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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Faust in Paris


It has just been announced that Mr. Bernheim will be performing in the title role in Gounod’s Faust at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, on June 14th. This is the third time the French tenor tackles the role, having premiered the role in Riga at the Latvian National Opera, and at the Lyric Opera Chicago. This time the tenor performs Faust in his birth city of Paris in concert. The original 1859 score is to be used, which includes some pieces that were cut from today’s most commonly performed version, and spoken text.

The press was delighted by Mr. Bernheim’s American debut in the role earlier this season, claiming that he was “the major French lyric tenor the opera world is longing for” (Chicago Tribune), and “showcasing an expressive and powerful voice that manages to be both clear and silky smooth while remaining utterly French” (Stage and Cinema). Fellow French opera singer Véronique Gens sings opposite as Marguerite, Andrew Foster-Williams sings Méphistophélès, Jean-Sébastien Bou sings Valentin, and Christophe Rousset conducts. Tickets are available here.

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