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Pablo Bemsch

Biography

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

Tenor Pablo Bemsch was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme in the 2011/12 and 2012/13 seasons. Born in Argentina, he played the violin as a teenager and began studying singing at the age of 25 at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana. He subsequently studied at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart and was a member of Zürich Opera Studio. In 2010 he changed voice type from baritone to tenor at the advice of Leo Nucci. As a baritone, his roles included Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia) for Opera San Juan. His first tenor role was Trin (La fanciulla del West) for Zürich Opera.

Bemsch made his Royal Opera debut as Cassio (Otello Act IV) in the Plácido Domingo Celebration. Since then, he has sung 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. He sang 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

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

24 June 2013

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

Young Artist Profile: Pablo Bemsch

Young Artist Profile: Pablo Bemsch

25 April 2013

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

Royal Opera House heads to Brazil

Royal Opera House heads to Brazil

12 February 2013

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

Photos

Pablo Bemsch in a performance of the Verdi Requiem by the Brighton Festival Chorus, Orchestre de Picardie and L’Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne in France © Carole Leung 2013

David Butt Philip as Prunier, Dušica Bijelić as Lisette, Susana Gaspar as Magda and Pablo Bemsch as Ruggero in the JPYA Summer Performance © ROH / Clive Barda 2013

David Butt Philip as Prunier, Dušica Bijelić as Lisette, Susana Gaspar as Magda and Pablo Bemsch as Ruggero in the JPYA Summer Performance © ROH / Clive Barda 2013

Ashley Riches as Onegin and Pablo Bemsch as Lensky in the JPYA Summer Performance © ROH / Clive Barda 2013

Dušica Bijelic as Pamina, Pablo Bemch as Monostatos and Michel de Souza as Papageno in the Jette Parker Young Artist Summer Performance © ROH / Clive Barda 2013

Bryan Hymel as Robert and Pablo Bemsch as Chevalier / Herald in Robert le diable © ROH / Bill Cooper 2012

Susana Gaspar as Mimì and Pablo Bemsch as Rodolfo © ROH / Mike Hoban

Vittorio Grigolo as Duke Of Mantua and Pablo Bemsch as Matteo Borsa with the chorus in Rigoletto © ROH / Johan Persson 2010

Hanna Hipp as Olga, Pablo Bemsch as Lensky, Justina Gringyte as Larina and Ashley Riches as Onegin in the JPYA Summer Performance © ROH / Clive Barda 2013

Pablo Bemsch, Bryan Hymel, Luke Price, Ashley Riches and members of The Royal Opera Chorus in rehearsals for Robert le diable © ROH / Bill Cooper 2012

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Pablo Bemsch as the Count of Lerma in Don Carlo © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2013

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

Dimitri Platanias as Rigoletto, Zhengzhong Zhou as Marullo and Pablo Bemsch as Matteo Borsa with the chorus in Rigoletto © Johan Persson/ROH 2012

Vittorio Grigolo as Duke Of Mantua, Zhengzhong Zhou as Marullo and Pablo Bemsch as Matteo Borsa with the chorus in Rigoletto © Johan Persson/ROH 2012

Pablo Bemsch as Mozart in Mozart and Salieri © ROH / RICHARD HUBERT SMITH 2012

Pablo Bemsch as Mozart in Mozart and Salieri © ROH / RICHARD HUBERT SMITH 2012

Susana Gaspar as Mimì and Pablo Bemsch as Rodolfo © Richard H Smith/ROH