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Pablo Bemsch



Pablo Bemsch in action.
Pablo Bemsch in Don Carlo © ROH/Catherine Ashmore, 2013

Argentine tenor Pablo Bemsch was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme 2011–13. He made his Royal Opera debut as Cassio (Otello Act IV) in the Plácido Domingo Celebration and went on to sing Moser (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Borsa (Rigoletto), Fourth Jew (Salome), Don Luigino (Il viaggio a Reims), Second Chevalier/Herald (Robert le diable), Count of Lerma (Don Carlo), King’s Soldier (La donna del lago), Gobin (La rondine) and Servant (Capriccio) for The Royal Opera.

Bemsch played the violin as a teenager and began studying singing at the age of 25 at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana. He subsequently studied as a baritone at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart and was a member of Zürich Opera Studio. As a baritone, his roles included Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia) for Opera San Juan. In 2010 he changed voice type from baritone to tenor at the advice of Leo Nucci. His first tenor role was Trin (La fanciulla del West) for Zürich Opera.

Bemsch’s other roles with The Royal Opera included Tiberge (Le Portrait de Manon), a staged production of Les Nuits d’été and Mozart (Mozart and Salieri) in Meet the Young Artists Week 2011 and 2012. He also sang in the Royal Ballet gala performances in Brazil. In May 2012 he sang Rodolfo in Act II of La bohème for BBC Two’s ‘Maestro at the Opera’.

News and features

JPYA Summer Performance 2012/13 showcases opera stars of the future

24 June 2013
JPYA Summer Performance 2012/13 showcases opera stars of the future

Jette Parker Young Artists to perform special selection of staged opera scenes.

Young Artist Profile: Pablo Bemsch

25 April 2013
Young Artist Profile: Pablo Bemsch

The Argentinean tenor on the transition from baritone to tenor and why music is his first love.

Royal Opera House heads to Brazil

12 February 2013
Royal Opera House heads to Brazil

Artists from Royal Ballet and Royal Opera to perform at Rio’s Theatro Municipal.