"...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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Next Performances


La Damnation de Faust – Rescheduled

Grote Zaal

Karina Canellakis, conductor


Gala Benjamin Bernheim

Théâtre du Capitole

Marc Leroy-Calatayud, conductor


Recital – Festival Peralada

Carmen Church

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Concerts in May

This May, Benjamin Bernheim makes his debut in Lisbon with the Gulbenkian Orchestra for their season finale. The program, conducted by Lorenzo Viotti, features the Prelude and Liebestod from Richard Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, Richard Strauss’s symphonic poem Aus Italien, and the orchestral song cycle Poème de l’Amour et de la Mer by Ernest Chausson. The three performances are sold-out, but Benjamin will present the French song cycle and Robert Schumann’s Dichterliebe with pianist Carrie-Ann Matheson later this summer in Salzburg.

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The theaters in France are also scheduled to open in May, allowing Mr. Bernheim’s concert on May 19th and 20th at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées with Pretty Yende to be maintained, assuming there are no changes at the last moment. A concert of opera arias and duets, more information can be found here

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