Benjamin Bevan

Baritone

Born into a family of musicians, Benjamin Bevan originally worked in the wine trade before studying voice at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He made his professional operatic with Scottish Opera, and has since performed with many leading Opera Houses and Orchestras internationally.

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Bevan’s operatic highlights include Sprecher Die Zauberflöte and Henry Cuffe Gloriana (Royal Opera House); Lescaut Boulevard Solitude (Royal Danish Opera); Ferryman Curlew River (Opéra de Dijon); Roderick Usher in Usher House, Lescaut Boulevard Solitude, Dancaire Carmen, and White Rabbit in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Welsh National Opera); Starvling A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Theater Aachen); Lescaut Manon, Marcello La bohème, Riccardo I Puritani, and Fleville and Fouquier-Tinville Andrea Chenier (Scottish Opera); Pontius Pilate in a staged production of Bach’s Johannes Passion (Nederlandse Reisopera); Sprecher The Magic Flute, Der Haushofmeister Capriccio, and Notary Intermezzo (Garsington Opera); Baron Douphol La traviata (English National Opera); Sam Un ballo in Maschera and Geronte Manon Lescaut (Opera Holland Park); title role in Faust Alberta by Simone Spagnolo (London); and Merriman and Lane in Gerald Barry’s The Importance of Being Earnest under the baton of Thomas Adès (Barbican, London). He has also worked with Aix-en-Provence Festival, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, English Touring Opera, Opera de Lausanne, and Opera Holland Park.

Bevan performs regularly in concert internationally, notable engagements including Handel’s Messiah (Bach Collegium Japan; Minnesota Orchestra; Colorado Symphony Orchestra; The English Concert; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic; Royal Northern Sinfonia; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Irish Baroque Orchestra); St. Matthew Passion, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis and 9th Symphony (Bach Collegium Japan); King Arthur (Paris; London; Manchester; Birmingham); Weihnachts Oratorium (Stavanger Symphony Orchestra; Monaco; Nice); St. Matthew Passion (Bach Collegium Japan; Royal Northern Sinfonia; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra; Bach Choir of the Netherlands); Mozart Requiem (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra); St. John Passion (Irish Chamber Orchestra; Barcelona and Madrid); B Minor Mass (The Three Choir’s Festival); The Dream of Gerontius (Snape Maltings); Carmina Burana (BBC Concert Orchestra); Bach Cantatas (Perth International Festival, Australia); and Vaughan Williams Hodie (MDR Leipzig Gewandhaus). He has performed under the baton of many leading international conductors such as Sir Richard Armstrong, Cornelius Meister, Paul Daniel, Mazaaki Suzuki, Paul McCreesh; Martin André, Jac van Steen, Thomas Zehetmair, Thomas Adès, Harry Bickett, Francesco Corti, and Nicholas Kraemer.

Forthcoming engagements include his role debut as Stankar in Verdi’s Stiffelio (Theater Aachen); Betto Gianni Schicchi and cover Michele in a new production of Il Trittico (Scottish Opera & Welsh National Opera); Handel’s Messiah and Beethoven 9th Symphony (Bach Collegium Japan); Pilate and Arias St. John Passion (BBC Philharmonic Orchestra); Starveling A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Teatro Carlo Felice di Genoa & Royal Opera House Oman); and he also returns to Welsh National Opera in the 24/25 season.

Benjamin Bevan is represented by Christopher Carroll Artist Management worldwide.
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