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Benedict Nelson


Highlights of the 2017/18 season include Donnacha Dennehy’s acclaimed The Second Violinist for Wide Open Opera, title role in Monteverdi Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria on tour in the United States with Circa Contemporary Circus, and Henry Cuffe in Britten Gloriana for Teatro Real. In concert he will sing Orff Carmina Burana with the Gulbenkian Orchestra, Peter Maxwell Davies’ Eight Songs for a Mad King with the Aurora Orchestra, and recitals at the Oxford Lieder Festival.

Recent operatic highlights include the title role in Monteverdi Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria for English Touring Opera, a successful role debut as The Count in The Marriage of Figaro at ENO, Aeneas Dido and Aeneas at the Teatro Regio di Torino, as well as with the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble at the Salzburg Festival and for the Verbier Festival alongside Angelika Kirchschlager as Dido, Ned Keene Peter Grimes for Opéra de Lyon and Opera North, Algernon Moncrieff in Barry’s The Importance of Being Earnest at the Royal Opera House and at Lincoln Center, Stranger The Lady from the Sea for the Edinburgh International Festival and Scottish Opera, title role Don Giovanni, Marcello La bohème, Sid Albert Herring, Christian Un ballo in maschera, Tarquinius Rape of Lucretia for Opéra Angers-Nantes.

Concert highlights include Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Walton Belshazzar’s Feast with the Halle under Rory MacDonald, the Southbank Sinfonia, and the Oxford Bach Choir; Britten Noye’s Fludde with La Maîtrise de Radio France, Orff Carmina Burana with the Gulbenkian Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic, Handel Messiah with Orchestra de Cadaqués, Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem with the Hallé, Weill Das Berliner Requiem with L’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Bach B Minor Mass with the Aurora Orchestra, Brander Damnation de Faust with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Dutoit.

Last updated: Jul 2019