Benjamin Bernheim


The French tenor has swiftly risen to international prominence, debuting in prestigious venues across Europe. Highlights of the current season include his debut performances at the Vienna State Opera (Nemorino/L’elisir d’amore) and London’s Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (Rodolfo/La bohème), as well as his return to the Opéra National de Paris (Rodolfo). This past season Bernheim was heard as Rodolfo at the Zurich Opera House and Dresden's Semperoper, as well as his first appearance at the Opéra National de Paris as Flamand/Strauss’s Capriccio. Other highly praised portrayals include Tebaldo/I Capuleti e i Montecchi and Cassio/Otello (Zurich), Lensky/Eugene Onegin (Deutsche Oper Berlin), Laërte/ Hamlet (Opéra de Lausanne), Romeo/ Romeo and Juliet (Netherlands Opera), Nicias/Thaïs (Salzburg Festival), A Singer/ Der Rosenkavalier (La Scala), and Erik/ The Flying Dutchman (Semperoper Dresden). Bernheim can be heard on recordings including Otello (Salzburg, DVD), Manon Lescaut (Vienna State Opera, CD), and I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Zurich Opera House, DVD). His concert repertoire spans Beethoven’s Mass in C, Britten’s Serenade, Handel’s Messiah, and Puccini’s Messa di Gloria. The tenor, following studies with Gary Magby at the Lausanne Conservatoire and Carlo Bergonzi at Busseto’s Accademia Verdiana, began his career as a member of the ensemble of the Zurich Opera House from 2010 to 2015.

Lyric debut: Title role/Faust (2017|18)

Last updated: March 3, 2018