Benjamin Bevan | baritone
Benjamin Bevan is the youngest of fourteen brothers and sisters who formed a family choir with which he sang in his youth. Having pursued a career as a wine merchant, Benjamin changed direction and won a scholarship to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama to study singing. He made his Royal Opera House debut as Henry Cuffe in Britten’s Gloriana, returning there to sing Der Sprecher (Die Zauberflöte). At The Royal Danish Opera, Benjamin has sung Lescaut (Boulevard Solitude) by Henze, a role he also sang at Welsh National Opera. For Scottish Opera he sang Morales (Carmen), Riccardo (I Puritani), Marcello (La Bohème), and Lescaut (Manon). He has also worked with Garsington Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, English Touring Opera, Opera Holland Park, Longborough Festival Opera, Lausanne Opera, Opéra de Dijon, and at Aix-en-Provence. On the concert platform, Benjamin has worked with The English Concert, Bach Collegium Japan, The Hanover Band, the BBC Philharmonic, the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, among many others.