Benjamin Bernheim and Florence Boissolle
Puisque j'ai mis ma lèvre à ta coupe - Gabriel Fauré
"...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.
Giampaolo Bisanti, conductor
Olga Peretyatko, soprano
Benjamin Bernheim, ténor
Orchestre de chambre de Paris
Marc Minkowski, conductor
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Domingo Hindoyan, 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
03 Mar 2018
Mr. Bernheim makes his North American debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago on March 3rd, when he sings the title role in Gounod’s Faust. This is the tenor’s second time singing the role which is likely to become a staple of his repertoire. Kevin Newbury directs the new production which uses sculpture by acclaimed American artist John Frame. This unique partnership allows audiences to experience this beloved French opera in a whole new way. Watch John Frame speak about his work on this opera here.
Mr. Bernheim is joined by Ailyn Pérez, who sings the role of Marguerite, Christian Van Horn, who sings the role of Méphistophélès, and Edward Parks, who sings the role of Valentin. Ana María Martínez joins the cast as Marguerite for the final show, on March 21st. Emmanuel Villaume conducts. Tickets can be purchased here.