Benjamin Bernheim Tenor
Season 23/24 Artist

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Benjamin Bernheim studied with Gary Magby at the Lausanne Conservatoire. He took masterclasses with Giacomo Aragall, joined Carlo Bergonzi’s Accademia Verdiana in Busseto and was a young artist at the Zurich Opera. He is regularly invited to perform at the leading opera houses.

Recent performances include, among others, Des Grieux (Manon) at the Opéra national de Bordeaux and Hamburg Staatsoper, Rodolfo (La Bohème) in Zurich, at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin and Vienna Staatsoper, Lenski (Eugene Onegin) at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Alfredo (La Traviata) at Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, in Zurich, at the Dresden Semperoper, in Berlin and at the Opéra national de Bordeaux, the title-roles in Faust at the Lyric Opera Chicago and Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, in The Tales of Hoffmann at the Hamburg Staatsoper and in Werther at the Opéra national de Bordeaux, Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore) at the Vienna Staatsoper, Macduff (Macbeth) and Edgardo de Ravenswood (Lucia di Lammermoor) at the Zurich Opernhaus and Vienna Staatsoper.

In the 2022/23 season, he portrays the Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto) at the Vienna Staatsoper and Metropolitan Opera New York, Rodolfo also in Vienna, Lenski and Roméo (Roméo et Juliette) at the Zurich Opernhaus.

He has given recitals at the Opéra national de Bordeaux, the Frankfurt Opera, the Opéra national du Rhin and the Munich Opera Festival, the Verbier and Salzburg Festivals.

In 2020, he was awarded Lyrical Artist of the Year at the Victoires de la Musique, and “Musical Personality of the Year” by the Syndicat professionnel de la critique. His first album won a Diapason d’Or and was named a “Choc de Classica”. In 2021, he was named Chevalier de l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

At the Paris Opera: Capriccio (Flamand), 2016 ; La Bohème (Rodolfo), 2017 ; La Traviata (Alfredo Germont), 2019 ; Manon (Des Grieux), 2020, 2022 ; Faust (title-role), 2021, 2022

Currently in

  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 30 November to 27 December 2023

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