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
14 Nov 2017
The DVD/Blu-ray of the Salzburg Osterfestspiele production of Otello, with Benjamin Bernheim singing the role of Cassio, has just been released by Unitel. Hailed as a “revelation” in this role by Diapason, and as having a “bright, voluminous and extensive voice,” by Opera Online, this is Mr. Bernheim’s third time singing the role, having previously performed it at the Opéra National de Bordeaux, and Opernhaus Zürich. Mr. Bernheim is joined by José Cura in the title role, Dorothea Röschmann as Desdemona, Carlos Alvarez as Iago, and Christa Mayer as Emilia. Christian Thielemann conducts this dark and dramatic production by Vincent Boussard. The trailer is available here, and the DVD can be purchased here.