Benjamin Bevan won a scholarship to study at the Guildhall School, London and made his international début at Lausanne Opera in La Cenerentola.
He made his UK début at Scottish Opera as Marcello La Bohème followed by return invitations to sing Fleville and Fouquier-Tinville in Andrea Chenier under Sir Richard Armstrong and Riccardo I Puritani, Lescaut in Massenet’s Manon and Marcello in the revival of La Bohème under Francesco Corti. He made his debut at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden singing Henry Cuffe in Gloriana by Benjamin Britten and subsequently made his debut at Welsh National Opera in two new productions: singing 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 has also sung Count Almaviva Le Nozze di Figaro for Longborough Opera.
Other engagements include The Speaker Die Zauberflöte for the Royal Opera House, Notary Intermezzo for Garsington Opera, performances of Bach’s St Matthew Passion and Handel’s Messiah with Bach Collegium Japan under Masaaki Suzuki and with the Royal Northern Sinfonia under Paul McCreesh, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra under John Butt, and Bach’s B Minor Mass at The Three Choir’s Festival.
Recent and future engagements include Baron Douphol La Traviata for English National Opera, Ferryman Curlew River for Opéra de Dijon, Achilla Giulio Cesare for English Touring Opera, Der Haushofmeister Capriccio for Garsington Opera, Handel’s Messiah with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Bach’s St Matthew Passion with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Bach’s St John Passion with RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Bach Collegium Japan, and a performance of Bach’s Cantata BWV 206 at St John’s, Smith Square in London to mark the 70th anniversary of the London Bach Society.