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.

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Benjamin Bevan | Usher House | Getty

Benjamin Bevan | Elijah | Lord God of Abraham

Benjamin Bevan | Missa Solemnis | Bach Collegium Japan

He made his UK operatic debut as Marcello La bohème for Scottish Opera, and has since sung Lescaut Manon, Fleville and Fouquier-Tinville Andrea Chenier and Riccardo I Puritani for the company. His other operatic appearances 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, and Lescaut Boulevard Solitude (Welsh National Opera); Der Haushofmeister Capriccio, The Speaker The Magic Flute and Notary Intermezzo (Garsington Opera); Baron Douphol La traviata (English National Opera); Pontius Pilate in a staged production of Bach’s Johannes Passion (Nederlandse Reisopera); Achilla Giulio Cesare (English Touring Opera); 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 Opera de Lausanne, Aix-en-Provence Festival, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, and Opera Holland Park.

Bevan performs regularly in concert throughout the UK and beyond, notable engagements including Handel’s Messiah (Bach Collegium Japan; Colorado Symphony Orchestra; The English Concert; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic; Royal Northern Sinfonia; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Irish Baroque Orchestra); Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis (Bach Collegium Japan); King Arthur (Paris; London; Manchester; Birmingham); Weihnachts Oratorium (Stavanger Symphony Orchestra & Monaco); 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); 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 (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.

Recent and future engagements include the Dancaire in a new production of Carmen (Welsh National Opera); Conte Le nozze di Figaro (MWO); Sam Un ballo in Maschera and Geronte Manon Lescaut (Opera Holland Park); St. Matthew Passion and Handel’s Messiah (Bach Collegium Japan); Messiah (Minnesota Orchestra); and St. John Passion (Barcelona/Madrid/Girona).

Benjamin Bevan is represented by Christopher Carroll Artist Management worldwide.
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Photography credits: Mike Owen

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