22 Jan 2022
23 Dec 2021
Benjamin commences the new year with a return to Rodolfo in Franco Zeffirelli’s La Bohème at the Wiener Staatsoper, a role that Bernheim sang opposite Marina Rebeka in the same production in 2018, and praised for his “beautiful tonal quality, of timbral clarity” and for capturing the “conversational, intimate narrative [between Mimi and Rodolfo] just right” (Parterre).
With a beautiful 19th century period setting, reflective of a Dickensian or Zolaesque style, this story demands the sense of gritty reality that this popular classic production repays in full.
Under the musical direction of Eun Sun Kim, Bernheim is joined by his colleagues; Nicole Carr as Mimi, Étienne Dupuis as Marcello and Slávka Zámečníková as Musetta. The opera has been performed almost a thousand times at the Wiener Staatsoper and is thus one of their most successful works ever. Join Bernheim as he takes the audience on a journey through this poignant love story of great joy and sorrow, to its tragic ending.
Tickets and additional information available here.
18 Dec 2021
After a successful run of performances as Il Duca di Mantova in Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Bernheim travels to Italy to perform at the inauguration of the new auditorium hall of the Teatro del Maggio (Zubin Mehta Hall) in Florence, on December 21st. The concert will be conducted by Maestro Zubin Mehta with the Maggio Choir and Orchestra. Benjamin joins his colleague, Baritone soloist Mattia Olivieri for Puccini’s solemn Messa di Gloria. This historic event will be attended by Italian President Sergio Mattarella, as we see the new center of cultural production being brought to life for the first time, a venue that will reinforce the musical offering of the Maggio.
On December 22nd, Mr. Bernheim performs a similar program which includes Puccini’s Messa di Gloria and Bruckner’s Te Deum.
More information and tickets on the 21st of December can be found here.
More information and tickets on the 21st of December can be found here.
15 Dec 2021
After a successful run of performances as Il Duca di Mantova in Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Bernheim travels to Italy to perform at the inauguration of the new auditorium hall of the Teatro del Maggio (Zubin Mehta Hall) in Florence. The concert will be conducted by Maestro Zubin Mehta with the Maggio Choir and Orchestra. Benjamin joins his colleague, Baritone soloist Mattia Olivieri for Puccini’s solemn Messa di Gloria. This historic event will be attended by the Head of State Sergio Mattarella, as we see the new center of cultural production being brought to life for the first time, a venue that will reinforce the musical offering of the Maggio.
More information and tickets can be found here.
20 Nov 2021
French tenor Benjamin Bernheim makes his much-anticipated house debut at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona as Il Duca di Mantova in Verdi’s Rigoletto. Following the contours of a Shakespearean tragedy, this powerful piece of theatre tells the tragic story of Gilda, the innocent teenage daughter of hunchback court jester Rigoletto, who falls in love with the womanizing Duke. Benjamin first performed the licentious character of Il Duca in the 2019/20 season at the Bayerische Staatsoper, alongside Ludovic Tezier and Erin Morley. He will now be sharing the stage once again with soprano Olga Peretyatko as Gilda – following their recent performance together in Les Contes d’Hoffmann – together with Christopher Maltman as Rigoletto. Under the musical direction of Daniele Callegari and stage director Monique Wagemaker, this exhilarating production, despite its dark themes of abuse and exploitation, will keep you riveted throughout the performance.
Performances are set for November 28, December 1,5,10,14, and 18.
Tickets and additional information can be found here.
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08 Oct 2021
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.”
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28 Sep 2021
After a successful role debut as the title role in “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” at the Staatsoper Hamburg, Benjamin Bernheim performs in recital in two European capitals. First is Paris for a recital on September 30th at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées with pianist Mathieu Pordoy. Then, on October 3rd, Benjamin makes his Vienesse recital debut at the Wiener Konzerthaus, also with pianist Mathieu Pordoy. Benjamin’s program includes songs by Schumann, Chausson, Poulenc, and more.
For tickets to Benjamin’s Paris recital, visit here.
For tickets to Benjamin’s Vienna recital, visit here.
Benjamin’s last recital, at the Salzburger Festspiele is available on Medici on replay here.
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.
07 Aug 2021
On August 15, Benjamin Bernheim and pianist Mathieu Pordoy will give a recital at the Salzburg Festival. Their program on the Haus für Mozart stage showcases Bernheim’s detailed interpretation of lieder by Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms, Ernest Chausson’s song cycle Poème de l’amour et de la mer, and English songs of Benjamin Britten and Frank Bridge. This marks Bernheim’s third recital since his debut at the festival in 2012.
This marquee event of the 2021 Salzburg Festival will also be broadcast on medici.tv beginning August 17.
10 Jul 2021
Benjamin Bernheim sings in three concerts during the summer of 2021 in three different countries. On July 17th, he performs in a gala concert in Toulouse at the Théâtre du Capitole. Joined by young artists Anaïs Constans and Lila Dufy, and Mikhail Timoshenko, he performs a program of arias and duets. The Orchestre national du Capitole is conducted by Marc Leroy-Calatayud, and pieces by Gounod, Massenet, Thomas, Rossini, Verdi and Puccini will be included in the program. Tickets and additional information are available here.
The following week, Benjamin travels to Spain to perform in recital at the Peralada Festival. For this July 24th concert, he is joined by pianist David Zobel for an evening of songs and arias. The full program can be found here, but tickets are no longer available for this sold-out performance.
Benjamin concludes his summer at the Salzburger Festspiele, where he returns to perform in recital with pianist Carrie-Ann Matheson on August 15th. A song recital has been carefully prepared which features pieces by Chausson, Britten, Clara Schumann, Brahms and Bridge. Additional information and tickets can be found here.