Ben Bliss


The American tenor returns to Mozart repertoire later this season as Ferrando| Così fan tutte (Metropolitan Opera, where he premiered the recent new production). Other recent Mozart portrayals include Don Ottavio (Houston), Tamino|The Magic Flute (Met, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Des Moines), Ferrando (Toronto, Santa Fe, Seattle, Frankfurt), and Belmonte|The Abduction from the Seraglio (Glyndebourne, Met, Atlanta, Kansas City). Bliss has also been heard in the Mozart Requiem with the New York Philharmonic. Repertoire beyond Mozart ranges from Cassio|Otello (Atlanta) to Camille|The Merry Widow (Barcelona), the title role|The Rake’s Progress (Boston), Robert Wilson|Doctor Atomic (Santa Fe) and Tony|West Side Story (New York Philharmonic). The tenor’s recent U.S. recital tour included Carnegie Hall, DC Vocal Arts, and the Folly Theater in Kansas City. A 2016 recipient of Lincoln Center’s prestigious Martin E. Segal Award, Bliss has been a prizewinner in Operalia (2013) and numerous other important competitions.

Lyric debut: Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni (2019|20).

Last updated: November 14, 2019
Photo: Dario Acosta