Benjamin Bevan won a scholarship to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and made his international debut in La Cenerentola (Lausanne Opera). He made his UK debut as Marcello in La bohème at Scottish Opera, where further engagements include Fleville / Fouquier-Tinville (Andrea Chenier) under Sir Richard Armstrong, Morales (Carmen), Riccardo (I Puritani) and Lescaut (Manon). Benjamin took the roles of Lane and Merriman in the European premiere of Gerald Barry?s opera The Importance of Being Earnest, conducted by Thomas Adès (Barbican Hall, London).
Recent engagements include his debut at The Royal Danish Opera as Lescaut in Boulevard Solitude by Henze, Henry Cuffe in Richard Jones’ acclaimed production of Gloriana at ROH Covent Garden; Sprecher , Zauberflöte also at Covent Garden,Pontius Pilate in a new staging of Bach?s Johannes Passion (Nationale Reisopera, Netherlands) and Speaker in The Magic Flute (Garsington Opera).
Benjamin created the role of Roderick Usher in Usher House by Getty (Welsh National Opera) and also sang the role of Lescaut in WNO’s critically acclaimed production of Henze’s Boulevard Solitude. 2016 will see him as The Ferryman in Curlew River (opera de Dijon) Il Conte, Le Nozze di Figaro (Longborough Festival) as well as returning to Japan to work with the excellent Bach Collegium Japan under it’s director Masaaki Suzuki.
On the concert platform recently Benjamin sang Handel’s Messiah for Bach Collegium Japan in Tokyo and in London for The English Concert, Handel’s Israel in Egypt for The London Handel Festival and Bach’s Mass in B minor for The Three Choirs Festival. Benjamin features on the disc Handel in Italy vol 1, which was disc of the week on BBC radio 3’s In Tune. Volume 2 will be released in 2016.
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