Benjamin Russell

Baritone
Irish baritone Benjamin Russell studied in Dublin and was a member of the Zurich Opera studio. He sang his first roles at the Royal Opera House in Dublin and performed at the Aldeburgh Festival as a scholarship holder of the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme (Junius in “The Rape of Lucretia”, amongst others). He was a finalist in the 2010 s‘Hertogenbosch International Vocal Competition and performed at Zurich Opera in productions like “Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District”. In 2017, he sang the title role in Benjamin Britten's "Owen Wingrave" a the Opera Collective in Ireland. Since 2014, his roles in Wiesbaden have included Malatesta (“Don Pasquale”), Schaunard (“La bohème”), Maximilian (“Candide”), One-Armed Man in “Die Frau ohne Schatten”, Shchelkalov in “Boris Godunov” and Captain Haudy in “Die Soldaten”. He made his concert debut with the Hessian State Orchestra in 2016 as soloist in Mahler's "Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen". This was followed by role debuts as Falke ("Die Fledermaus"), Papageno ("Die Zauberflöte"), Donner ("Das Rheingold"), Swallow ("Peter Grimes"), Figaro ("Le nozze di Figaro"), Mesner ("Tosca"), Brétigny ("Manon"), Wolfram von Eschenbach ("Tannhäuser"), Count Dominik ("Arabella"), Silvano ("Un ballo in maschera") and Masetto ("Don Giovanni"). This season, he takes the stage as Kothner in the new production of "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg", and will also sing Sharpless ("Madama Butterfly"), Wolfram, Silvano and Maximilian.

Productions

Fritz Kothner in »Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg«
Masetto in »Don Giovanni«
Silvano in »Un ballo in maschera«
Wolfram von Eschenbach in »Tannhäuser«
Sharpless in »Madama Butterfly«
Maximilian in »Candide«

Gallery

Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Das Rheingold
Margarete Joswig, Benjamin Russell, Jugendchor des Hessischen Staatstheaters Wiesbaden
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Die Fledermaus
Benjamin Russell
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Die Fledermaus
Benjamin Russell
Photo: Karl-Bernd Karwasz
Don Pasquale
Benjamin Russell, Patrick Carfizzi
Photo: Karl-Bernd Karwasz
Don Pasquale
Patrick Carfizzi, Benjamin Russell, Gloria Rehm
Photo: Paul Leclaire
Candide
Wolfgang Vater, Benjamin Russell, Victoria Lambourn, Gloria Rehm, Aaron Cawley

Dates

RevivalGrosses Haus19:30 - 22:20
Grosses Haus19:30 - 22:30
Sold out / leftover tickets at the box office
2019 International May FestivalGrosses Haus19:30 - 22:30
2019 International May FestivalGrosses Haus19:30 - 22:15
2019 International May FestivalGrosses Haus17:00 - 21:00
2019 International May FestivalGrosses Haus17:00