French tenor Benjamin Bernheim makes his Royal Opera debut in the 2017/18 Season as Rodolfo (La bohème).
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, Tebaldo (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), Cassio (Otello), Narraboth (Salome) and Arturo (Lucia di Lammermoor). Engagements elsewhere include Flamand (Capriccio) for Paris Opéra, Cassio and Nicias (Thaïs) for Salzburg Festival, Roméo (Roméo et Juliette) for Dutch National Opera, Italian Tenor (Der Rosenkavalier) for La Scala, Milan, Lensky (Eugene Onegin) and Alfredo (La traviata) for Deutsche Oper Berlin, Rodolfo, Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) and Erik (Der fliegende Holländer) for Semperoper Dresden, Laerte (Hamlet) for Opéra de Lausanne and Faust for 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.