French tenor Benjamin Bernheim has quickly emerged as an artist to watch, and 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). Following his success as a member of the ensemble and as a resident artist at the Opernhaus Zürich, Mr. Bernheim is now featured in impressive debuts at renowned venues throughout Europe.
Engagements in the 2017/18 season include Benjamin’s Royal Opera House Covent Garden debut as Rodolfo in La Boheme, his debut as Alfredo La Traviata at the Deutsche Oper and Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Rodolfo at the Opéra national de Paris, his North American debut in Faust (title role) at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and his house and role debut as Nemorino L’Elisir d’Amore at the Vienna State Opera. He will finish his triumphant season with a return to the Opernhaus Zürich as Alfredo in La Traviata.
Previous highlights include Tebaldo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Cassio in Otello and Rodolfo in La bohème for Opernhaus Zürich, Lensky in Eugene Onegin at Deutsche Oper Berlin, Rodolfo at the Semperoper Dresden, and his debut in the title role in Faust at the Latvian National Opera. In addition, he has performed in multiple productions at the Salzburg East, Pentecost and Summer Festivals as Agenore in Il Re Pastore de Mozart, Eginhard in Fierrabras by Schubert, Nicias in Thaïs by Massenet and as Cassio in Otello by Verdi.
Benjamin Bernheim studied with Gary Magby at the Lausanne Conservatoire, participated in masterclasses with Giacomo Aragall, and attended Carlo Bergonzi’s Accademia Verdiana in Busseto.