Benjamin Bevan won a scholarship to The Guildhall School, London and made his debut at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden singing Henry Cuffe in Gloriana by Benjamin Britten and returned there to sing The Speaker Die Zauberflöte.
In 2018, he made his debut at English National Opera as Baron Douphol La traviata and at Welsh National Opera Benjamin sang Lescaut in Boulevard Solitude by Henze followed by Roderick Usher in Usher House by Getty. He went on to sing Lescaut for the Royal Danish Opera and Ferryman Curlew River for Opéra de Dijon.
For Scottish Opera, Benjamin appeared as Marcello La Bohème under Francesco Corti, Fleville and Fouquier-Tinville in Andrea Chenier under Sir Richard Armstrong and Riccardo I Puritani and Lescaut in Massenet’s Manon.
Recent recordings include Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with Bach Collegium Japan conducted by Masaaki Suzuki, Premiere recordings of the St Mark Passion by John Joubert and Gerald Barry’s opera The Importance of Being Earnest, conducted by Thomas Adès in the Barbican Hall, London and three well reviewed discs of Handel with London Early Opera.
In London 2018, Benjamin created the role of Nameless Man in Faust, Alberta by Simone Spagnolo as part of Opera in the City to great critical acclaim.
For Garsington Opera, Benjamin has sung Notary Intermezzo, Haushofmeister Capriccio and The Speaker in The Magic Flute in the opening production of the new theatre at Wormsley.
Concert performances include Vaughan Williams Hodie for MDR live on Christmas Day from the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Handel’s Messiah for Bach Collegium Japan, The English Concert, The Royal Liverpool Philharminic, The Royal Northern Sinfonia, The Royal Scottish National Orchestra, The Colorado Symphony and many others. He has sung live broadcasts of Bach Passions for the BBC Philharmonic and RTE in Dublin, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra under John Butt, and Bach’s B Minor Mass at The Three Choir’s Festival.
He sang the role of Pontius Pilate in a new staging of Bach’s Johannes Passion for the Nationale Reisopera in the Netherlands,The Dream of Gerontius at Snape Maltings, Bach St John Passion with the Irish Chamber Orchestra under Stephen Layton, Handel’s Messiah with The Irish Baroque Orchestra (RTE Broadcast), Bach Weihnachts Oratorium in Monaco and Nice and Carmina Burana with the BBC Concert Orchestra. He has also sung in two performances of Bach Cantatas in Australia at the Perth International Festival (ABC Broadcast).
His operatic repertoire also includes Belcore L’elisir d’amore, Tonio I Pagliacci, Alfio Cavalleria Rusticana, Count Almaviva The Marriage of Figaro, The Speaker The Magic Flute, Aeneas Dido and Aeneas, Peter Hänsel und Gretel and The Animal Tamer and Acrobat in Lulu.