French tenor Benjamin Bernheim made his Royal Opera debut in the 2017/18 Season as Rodolfo (La bohème) and returns in the 2018/19 Season to sing Verdi’s Requiem and Alfredo Germont (La traviata).
Bernheim studied with Gary Magby at the Lausanne Conservatory, in masterclasses with Giacomo Aragall and at the Accademia Verdiana Carlo Bergonzi, Busseto. He was a member of the ensemble of Zürich Opera House 2010–15, and has since sung such roles for the company as Rodolfo, Alfredo Germont, Tebaldo (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), Cassio (Otello) and Narraboth (Salome). Engagements elsewhere include Rodolfo and Flamand (Capriccio) for Paris Opéra, Alfredo and Italian Tenor (Der Rosenkavalier) for La Scala, Milan, Cassio and Nicias (Thaïs) for Salzburg Festival, Roméo (Roméo et Juliette) for Dutch National Opera, Lensky (Eugene Onegin) and Alfredo (La traviata) for Deutsche Oper Berlin, Alfredo for Berlin State Opera, Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore) for Vienna State Opera, Rodolfo, Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) and Erik (Der fliegende Holländer) for Semperoper Dresden, Laërte (Hamlet) for Opéra de Lausanne and Faust for Lyric Opera of Chicago and Latvian National Opera.
Bernheim’s concert repertory includes Beethoven’s Mass in C, Britten’s?Serenade, Bruckner’s Te Deum, Gounod’s Te Deum, Handel’s?Messiah, Puccini’s?Messa di Gloria and Warlock’s?The Curlew.