"...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





La bohème

Opernhaus Zurich

Speranza Scappucci, conductor



Verdi Requiem

Royal Opera House, London

Antonio Pappano, conductor



5, 8 


L’elisir d’amore

Wiener Staatsoper

Speranza Scappucci, conductor

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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


Latest News

2018/19 Season Announced

Mr. Bernheim has just announced his 2018/19 season, which brings him to La Scala, The Royal Opera House in London, and the Wiener Staatsoper among others. He opens his season at the Opernhaus Zürich with one of his signature roles, Rodolfo, in Puccini’s La bohème on September 29th. He reprises this beloved role later in the season at the Wiener Staatsoper, in November, in the famed Zeffirelli production. Alfredo in Verdi’s La traviata is a central part of his 2018/19 season, with productions at the La Scala and The Royal Opera House in London. Mr. Bernheim performs in two other Verdi pieces in this upcoming season: Verdi’s Requiem, and Nabucco. The Requiem will be performed just once, on October 23rd, conducted by Maestro Pappano, and Nabucco brings a close to Mr. Bernheim’s season at the Opernhaus Zürich in June and July 2019. After having made his house debut at the Wiener Staatsoper this past season, Mr. Bernheim returns for a total of three roles: Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, Rodolfo in La bohème, and Tamino in Die Zauberflöte. While Mr. Bernheim returns to several of his most celebrated roles, he makes an exciting role debut as Des Grieux in Massenet’s Manon at the Opéra national de Bordeaux in the spring of 2019. Conducted by Marc Minkowski, the production is by Olivier Py. Mr. Bernheim’s complete schedule, including additional details, is available here. 

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