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Des Grieux, ambassador of French singing

An interview with Benjamin Bernheim

By Marion Mirande 28 February 2020

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Pretty Yende (Manon) et Benjamin Bernheim (Des Grieux) dans Manon, Opéra Bastille, 2020

French is sometimes criticized for being bland and dull. Listening to Benjamin Bernheim, we can only be convinced of the contrary. Performing the role of Chevalier des Grieux in Jules Massenet’ Manon, he talks about the musical richness and language which serves it.

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