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

Prince Yeletsky / Plutus in »Pique Dame«
Baritone in »New Year's Chamber Concert«
Baritone in »Christmas Chamber Concert«
Count Peter Homonay in »Der Zigeunerbaron«
Betto di Signa in »Il trittico«
Count Almaviva in »Le nozze di Figaro«
Figaro in »Il barbiere di Siviglia«
Donner in »Das Rheingold«
Papageno in »Die Zauberflöte«
Peter in »Hänsel und Gretel«
Barone Douphol in »La traviata«
Schaunard in »La Bohème«

Dates

Il tabarro | Suor Angelica | Gianni Schicchi
PremiereGrosses Haus19:00 - 22:40
Il tabarro | Suor Angelica | Gianni Schicchi
Grosses Haus19:00 - 22:40
Special Concert
»Der heitere Beethoven – zum Jubiläumsjahr!«
Chamber ConcertGrosses Haus19:30 - 21:30
Il tabarro | Suor Angelica | Gianni Schicchi
Grosses Haus19:00 - 22:40
Der Ring des Nibelungen
Performance with piano accompaniment
Revival | Ring CycleGrosses Haus19:30 - 22:00
Performance with piano accompaniment
Il tabarro | Suor Angelica | Gianni Schicchi
Grosses Haus19:00 - 22:40
Il tabarro | Suor Angelica | Gianni Schicchi
Grosses Haus18:00 - 21:40
Der Ring des Nibelungen
Performance with piano accompaniment
Ring CycleGrosses Haus19:30 - 22:00
Performance with piano accompaniment
The Marriage of Figaro
Revival | Mozart CycleGrosses Haus18:00 - 21:45
Il tabarro | Suor Angelica | Gianni Schicchi
RevivalGrosses Haus18:00 - 21:40
Il tabarro | Suor Angelica | Gianni Schicchi
Grosses Haus18:00 - 21:40
Il tabarro | Suor Angelica | Gianni Schicchi
Grosses Haus16:00 - 19:40
RevivalGrosses Haus19:30 - 21:45
Chamber ConcertGrosses Haus19:30
Mozart CycleGrosses Haus19:30 - 22:35
Grosses Haus19:30 - 21:45
Grosses Haus19:30 - 21:45
Grosses Haus19:30 - 21:45
Grosses Haus19:30 - 21:45
The Queen of Spades
PremiereGrosses Haus19:30
The Queen of Spades
Grosses Haus19:30
The Queen of Spades
Grosses Haus19:30
The Queen of Spades
Grosses Haus18:00
The Queen of Spades
Grosses Haus19:30
The Queen of Spades
Grosses Haus18:00
Mozart CycleGrosses Haus19:30 - 22:35
RevivalGrosses Haus18:00 - 19:50
Grosses Haus19:30 - 21:20
The Queen of Spades
Grosses Haus19:30
Grosses Haus19:30 - 21:20
The Queen of Spades
Grosses Haus19:30
The Marriage of Figaro
Mozart CycleGrosses Haus19:30 - 23:15
Mozart CycleGrosses Haus19:30 - 22:35
International May Festival | Mozart CycleGrosses Haus18:00 - 21:05
Grosses Haus18:00 - 19:50
Mozart CycleGrosses Haus18:00 - 21:05