2017 was an exciting year for baritone Benjamin Bevan. Following his debut in the USA with The Colorado Symphony he travelled to Japan to make his first recording with Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan as they venture into the world of Beethoven. Benjamin also made his debut in Italy with the ground breaking 18th Century music specialists Collegio Ghislieri in Pavia. In the UK he worked with The BBC Philharmonic for the first time.
Benjamin Bevan won a scholarship to study at the Guildhall School, London and made his international début at Lausanne Opera in La Cenerentola.
Benjamin made his debut at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden singing Henry Cuffe in Gloriana by Benjamin Britten and returned to sing Die Sprecher in Die Zauberflöte. He made his debut at The Royal Danish Opera as Lescaut in Boulevard Solitude by Henze, a role he also sang at Welsh National Opera as well as the title role of Roderick in Usher House by Gordon Getty. In 2016 he sangFerrymanCurlew River for Opéra de Dijon. At Scottish Opera Benjamin sang MarcelloLa Bohème , Fleville and Fouquier-Tinville in Andrea Chenier under Sir Richard Armstrong, RiccardoI Puritani, Lescaut in Massenet’s Manon and Marcello in La Bohème. He sang Il Conte in Le Nozze di Figaro in the critically acclaimed production at the 2016 Longborough Festival.
On the concert platform, Benjamin has recently made his debut at Internationale Händel-Festspiele Göttingen with Wroclaw Baroque and in Norway with The Stavanger Symphony Orchestra under John Butt. He performs regularly with Bach Collegium Japan whilst other engagements have includedperformances of Bach’s St Matthew Passion and Handel’s Messiah with the Royal Northern Sinfonia under Paul McCreesh and Thomas Zehetmair , Bach’s B Minor Mass at The Three Choir’s Festival. and a performance of Bach’s Cantata BWV 206 at St John’s, Smith Square in London to mark the 70th anniversary of the London Bach Society.