"...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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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.

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Next Performances

23, 26, 29
June
2, 5, 9, 12
July

Nabucco

Opernhaus Zurich

Fabio Luisi, conductor

12, 15, 21, 24, 28
Sept.

1, 4
Oct. 2019

La Traviata

Opéra national de Paris (Palais Garnier)

Michele Mariotti, conductor

7,10,13
Nov.

 

 

Rigoletto

Bayerische Staatsoper

Paolo Carignani, conductor

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Audio

Ah! lève-toi, soleil!

From Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette 

Tu veux la voir… Dans la splendeur

Spakos in Cléopatre from Jules Massenet

Rodolfo’s Aria

From my very first Bohême performance at Opernhaus Zürich.

Di rigori armato il seno

From Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier

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Role Debut as Ismaele at Opernhaus Zürich


As Ismaele, Benjamin Bernheim makes his role debut in Nabucco at Opernhaus Zürich, adding yet another Verdi role to his repertoire. In this story of Hebrew subjugation, the chorus of slaves implores with longing for basic human freedom, singing the famous Va, pensiero.  Conductor Fabio Luise, keeps passions urgent.

A case where art imitates life, the opera Nabucco catapulted to high acclaim as it was understood to mirror the political turmoil of Verdi’s Italy. Frankly, Verdi felt it was Nabucco that fully launched his fame and place in the opera world. As an ardent story of human suffering and emancipation, Nabucco resonates with anyone seeking justice where it is found lacking. Bernheim joins Michael Volle as Nabucco, Anna Smirnova as Abigail, and Georg Zeppenfeld as Zaccaria in this new Andreas Homoki production.

Dates include June 23, 26, 29 and July 2,5,9 and 12, and tickets are available here.

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