Benjamin Russell

Baritone
Photo: Denislav Kanev
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 is a prize-winner of the s‘Hertogenbosch International Vocal Competition and the Veronica Dunne Competition. In 2017, he sang the title role in Benjamin Britten's "Owen Wingrave" at the Opera Collective in Ireland. Since 2014, his roles in Wiesbaden have included Malatesta (“Don Pasquale”), Schaunard (“La Bohème”), Maximilian (“Candide”) and Haudy ("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"), Peter Besenbinder ("Hänsel und Gretel"), Count Dominik ("Arabella"), Silvano ("Un ballo in maschera") and Masetto ("Don Giovanni"). During the 2018/19 season, he sang Kothner in the new production of "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg" and Sharpless in "Madama Butterfly". In 2019/20, his roles included Police Inspector / Notary in "Der Rosenkavalier", as well as Judas and Pontius Pilate in a staged version of Bach's "St Matthew Passion". This season, he makes role debuts as Figaro ("Il barbiere di Siviglia"), Count Almaviva ("Le nozze di Figaro") and Count Peter Homonay ("Der Zigeunerbaron"). He will also sing Douphole ("La Traviata"), Betto di Signa ("Gianni Schicchi"), Marcello, Donner and Sharpless.

Productions

Betto di Signa in »Il trittico«
Baritone in »New Year's Chamber Concert«
Baritone in »Christmas Chamber Concert«
Count Peter Homonay in »Der Zigeunerbaron«
Count Almaviva in »Le nozze di Figaro«
Figaro in »Il barbiere di Siviglia«
Donner in »Das Rheingold«
Sharpless in »Madama Butterfly«
Barone Douphol in »La traviata«
Schaunard in »La Bohème«

Dates

Grosses Haus19:30
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Grosses Haus19:30 - 21:50
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The Marriage of Figaro
Grosses Haus19:30 - 22:30
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Chamber ConcertFoyer Grosses Haus15:00
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Chamber ConcertFoyer Grosses Haus14:00
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Grosses Haus18:00
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Grosses Haus19:30 - 21:50
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Grosses Haus19:30
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Chamber ConcertFoyer Grosses Haus14:00
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Grosses Haus19:30 - 21:50
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Grosses Haus19:30
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Grosses Haus19:30 - 21:50
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Grosses Haus20:00
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RevivalGrosses Haus19:30 - 22:10
Chamber ConcertFoyer Grosses Haus11:00
Chamber ConcertFoyer Grosses Haus15:00
Chamber ConcertFoyer Grosses Haus11:00
Grosses Haus16:00 - 18:40
The Marriage of Figaro
Grosses Haus19:30 - 22:30
Der Ring des Nibelungen
The Rhinegold
RevivalGrosses Haus19:30 - 22:00
All four cycles are bookable as subscriptions from 24.04.2020. Individual performances will go on sale from 1.10.2020, subject to availability.
Der Ring des Nibelungen
The Rhinegold
Grosses Haus18:00 - 20:30
All four cycles are bookable as subscriptions from 24.04.2020. Individual performances will go on sale from 1.10.2020, subject to availability.
Grosses Haus19:30 - 22:10
Il tabarro | Suor Angelica | Gianni Schicchi
PremiereGrosses Haus19:30
Il tabarro | Suor Angelica | Gianni Schicchi
Grosses Haus19:30
Der Ring des Nibelungen
The Rhinegold
Grosses Haus19:30 - 22:00
All four cycles are bookable as subscriptions from 24.04.2020. Individual performances will go on sale from 1.10.2020, subject to availability.
Il tabarro | Suor Angelica | Gianni Schicchi
Grosses Haus19:30
Il tabarro | Suor Angelica | Gianni Schicchi
Grosses Haus19:30
Il tabarro | Suor Angelica | Gianni Schicchi
Grosses Haus19:30
2021 International May FestivalGrosses Haus18:00
Der Ring des Nibelungen
The Rhinegold
2021 International May FestivalGrosses Haus19:30 - 22:00
All four cycles are bookable as subscriptions from 24.04.2020. Individual performances will go on sale from 1.10.2020, subject to availability.
Il tabarro | Suor Angelica | Gianni Schicchi
Grosses Haus19:30
Il tabarro | Suor Angelica | Gianni Schicchi
Grosses Haus19:30
Il tabarro | Suor Angelica | Gianni Schicchi
Grosses Haus19:30