English baritone Benjamin Bevan made his Royal Opera debut in the 2012/13 Season as Henry Cuffe (Gloriana). In the 2014/15 Season he returns to sing Speaker of the Temple (Die Zauberflöte).
Bevan was born into a family of musicians and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He made his UK operatic debut as Marcello (La bohème) for Scottish Opera, and has since sung Fléville and Fouquier Tinville (Andrea Chénier), Riccardo (I puritani) and Lescaut (Manon Lescaut) for Scottish Opera. His other operatic appearances include Merriman and Lane (Gerald Barry’s The Importance of Being Earnest) in concert at the Barbican, Pilate (a staged St John Passion) for Nationale Reisopera, Speaker for Garsington Opera and Lescaut (Boulevard Solitude) and Roderick Usher (Gordon Getty’s Usher House) for Welsh National Opera.
Bevan performs in concert throughout the UK and beyond, with performances including Messiah for Spitalfields Music’s Winter Festival 2013 and on tour with The English Concert, J.S. Bach’s St Matthew Passion for Bach Collegium Japan and with the Bach Choir of the Netherlands, Carmina Burana with the BBC Concert Orchestra, The Triumph of Time and Truth with Ludus Baroque and Israel in Egypt for London Handel Festival.