"...the major French lyric tenor the opera world is longing for."
"...luminous timbre, the piercing high notes are accompanied by a rare intelligence of phrasing"
"...this is one of the most interesting tenors of our time"
25 Aug 2021
French tenor Benjamin Bernheim makes his long-awaited role and house debut at the Staatsoper Hamburg in the opening production of their 2021/22 season: “Les contes d’Hoffmann”. Under the stage direction of Daniele Finzi Pasca, Benjamin leads Offenbach’s opéra fantastique in the title role adding another role to his list of beloved French repertoire. He joins a cast including soprano Olga Peretyatko (who sings the three ladies) and mezzo-soprano Angela Bower (as Nicklausse) to explore this opera based on three short stories by E.T.A Hoffmann. Kent Nagano conducts this exemplary cast with the Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg and the Chor der Hamburg Staatsoper. Join Benjamin as he takes on the role of the poet and follow his adventures in search for love.