"...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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French tenor Benjamin Bernheim’s recent seasons have established him as a regular guest artist at Europe’s leading opera houses, including the Opéra national de Paris, Wiener Staatsoper, Staatsoper Berlin, Opéra national de Bordeaux and the Royal Opera House in London where he performs leading tenor roles from the romantic repertoire. Garnering high praise with both his performances and his debut album, he has been hailed as “The most beautiful tenor voice since Luciano Pavarotti” by the Süddeutsche Zeitung, and “the new star tenor” by Diapason. In 2020, he was named “Artiste Lyrique de l’Année” (Opera Singer of the Year) at the Les Victoires de la Musique Awards in France, “personnalité musicale de l'année” (Musical Personality of the Year) by Le Syndicat professionnel de la critique de théâtre, musique et danse, Singer of the Year by Oper! Magazin, and “Nachwuchskünstler” (Newcomer of the year) by Opus Klassik. The same year, his debut album was also awarded a “Diapason d’Or” by Diapason, and was named a “Choc de Classica” by Classica.

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Les Contes d’Hoffmann

Staatsoper Hamburg

Kent Nagano, conductor



Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

Mathieu Pordoy, pianist



Wiener Konzerthaus

Matthieu Pordoy, pianist

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Benjamin Makes His Role and House Debut at the Staatsoper Hamburg

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.

Performances are September 4, 7, 10, 16, 19, 22, 25. Tickets and additional
information are available here.

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