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Ben Bliss is performing on the greatest international operatic stages. While in the Lindemann Program, Mr. Bliss made his Metropolitan Opera stage debut as Vogelgesang (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), and has since returned there in the roles of Steersman (The Flying Dutchman), Tamino (The Magic Flute) and Belmonte (Il Seraglio). He also made his European debut in the same role with Glyndebourne Festival on tour in 2015.
Other opera highlights include the roles of Tamino at the Los Angeles and Philadelphia Operas, Ferrando (Così fan tutte) at the Seattle, Canada and Frankfurt operas, Tom Rakewell (The Rake's Progress) at the Boston Lyric Opera, Flamand (Capriccio) and Robert Wilson (Dr. Atomic) in Santa Fe. On the concert stage, Ben Bliss debuted with the New York Philharmonic singing Tony in Bernstein’s West Side Story Concert Suite No. 1 with Alan Gilbert, Haydn’s Creation and Cassio in Otello at the Cincinnati May Festival with James Conlon.
He has recently made his debut at the San Francisco Opera as Ferrando and has sung Pylade (Iphigénie en Tauride) at the Opéra de Rouen and Tom Rakewell at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Last season, he performed Tamino and Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and the Chevalier de la Force (Dialogues of the Carmelites) at the San Francisco Opera. During the 23/24 season he will perform Tamino at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, and come back to the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto for Don Giovanni.
He is the 2013 Operalia Don Plácido Domingo prizewinner in the Zarzuela category, first prize in the 2014 Gerda Lissner and Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation competitions, a 2016 recipient of the Martin E. Segal award at Lincoln Center and winner of the 2021 Beverly Sills Prize of the Metropolitan Opera.
Paris Opera debut
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