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

Police Inspector / Notary in »Der Rosenkavalier«
Baritone in »1st Chamber Concert«
Soloists in »The Fairy Queen«
Baritone in »Song & Piano Recital«
Fritz Kothner in »Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg«
Masetto in »Don Giovanni«
Silvano in »Un ballo in maschera«
Wolfram von Eschenbach in »Tannhäuser«
Monsieur de Brétigny in »Manon«
Swallow in »Peter Grimes«
Papageno in »Die Zauberflöte«
Sharpless in »Madama Butterfly«
Peter the broom-maker in »Hänsel und Gretel«
A Sacristan in »Tosca«
Maximilian in »Candide«

Dates

Gala Concert: 300 years of Breitkopf & Härtel in Wiesbaden
Chamber ConcertGrosses Haus Foyer11:00
Grosses Haus19:30 - 22:35
Grosses Haus19:30 - 22:35
Grosses Haus19:30 - 22:35
RevivalGrosses Haus19:30 - 22:00
Grosses Haus19:30 - 22:35
Grosses Haus19:30 - 22:35
Grosses Haus19:30 - 22:35
RevivalGrosses Haus19:30 - 22:25
Grosses Haus19:30 - 22:35
Grosses Haus19:30 - 22:35
2020 International May FestivalGrosses Haus16:00
2020 International May FestivalGrosses Haus19:30 - 22:00
The Magic Flute for Children
Grosses Haus16:00 - 17:05