Benjamin Bernheim © Julien Benhamou
French tenor Benjamin Bernheim has quickly emerged as an artist to watch and has been heralded as "a revelation" with a distinctive voice that is "flawless and pure, ranging from delicate pianissimo to heroic fortissimo as required" (Opera News). Following his success as a member of the ensemble and as a resident artist at the Opernhaus Zürich, Bernheim is now featured in impressive debuts at renowned venues throughout Europe.
Engagements in the 2017-2018 season include Benjamin’s Royal Opera House debut as Rodolfo in La Bohème, Alfredo in La Traviata at the Deutsche Oper and Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Rodolfo at the Paris Opera, his House debut in Faust (title role) at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and his House debut as Neomorino in L’Elisir d’Amore at the Vienna State Opera. He will finish his triumphant season with a return to the Opernhaus Zurich as Alfredo in La Traviata.
Previous highlights include Tebaldo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Cassio in Otello and Rodolfo in La Bohème for Opernhaus Zurich, Lensky in Eugene Onegin at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Rodolfo for Semperoper Dresden, Laerte in Hamlet for Lausanne Opera, title role in Faust for the Latvian National Opera and Alfredo in La Traviata with the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Other recent highlights include Spakos in Cléopâtre from Massenet at the Salzburg Whitsun Festival 2012 under the baton of Vladimir Fedoseyev and at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées under the direction of Michel Plasson, Agenore in Mozart’s Il Re Pastore at the Salzburg summer Festival 2012 under the direction of William Christie, Eginhard in Schubert’s Fierrabras at the Salzburg Summer Festival 2014, Benjamin also debuted at the Semperoper Dresden as Tamino in Die Zauberflöte and later on with Erik in Wagner’s Flying Dutchman, Tebaldo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi from Bellini under the direction of Fabio Luisi and at the Whitsun Salzburg Festival Gala 2016 with Angela Ghiorghiu and Marco Armiliato.
Benjamin Bernheim studied with Gary Magby at the Lausanne Conservatoire, participated in masterclasses with Giacomo Aragall, and attended Carlo Bergonzi’s Accademia Verdiana in Busseto.
Simon Stone (stage director), Michele Mariotti (conductor) – With Pretty Yende (Violetta Valéry), Benjamin Bernheim (Alfredo Germont), Jean‑François Lapoin...