"...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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Daniele Callegari, conductor

 2, 6, 9, 12, 15

La Bohème

Wiener Staatsoper

3, 6, 9, 12


Opéra national de Bordeaux

Pierre Dumoussaud, conductor

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“Les Contes d’Hoffmann” Broadcasts

Benjamin Bernheim’s recent triumphant role debut in the title role of “Les contes d’Hoffmann” at the Hamburg Staatsoper will be streamed on Premium and Mezzo Live HD and Deutsche Grammophon Stage. This performance recorded on September 22nd also features Olga Peretyatko, Angela Brower, and Luca Pisaroni. Kent Nagano conducts the Chor der Hamburgischen Staatsoper and the Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg. Watch to see Benjamin’s performance that Deutschlandfunk calls “the best tenor at the moment for the title role.”

Mezzo Live HD: October 10, 12, 15, 17

Deutsche Grammophon: November 19

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