Britten, Curlew River (The Ferryman)

Church of St Bartholomew the Great, January 2018

Ben Bevan’s gruff, rich-toned humanity as the Ferryman supplied the grit around which this little pearl of a production coalesced. Atmospheric and sensitively performed, its emotional impact was out of proportion to its scale.
— Richard Bratby, The Spectator
Ben Bevan trenchantly characterised the bluff Ferryman’s growing sympathy for the Madwoman’s plight
— Peter Reed, Classical Source****

Handel Giulio Cesare (Achilla), English Touring Opera

Hackney Empire, October 2017

As Achilla, Benjamin Bevan’s glossy baritone took on a dark unctuousness at the bottom, as he attempted to seduce Cornelia with bullying menace in Act 1’s ‘Tu sei il cor di questo core’
— Claire Seymour, Opera Today
As Achilla, Benjamin Bevan reveals a very strong and secure baritone
— Sam Smith, MusicOMH****
Benjamin Bevan as decapitator-in-chief, Achilla makes the move from demonic to doleful and even manages to arouse some sympathy in his forlorn love of Cornelia. His fine bass brings a little earthiness to the otherwise uniformly bright sound of the higher register voices
— Graham Wyles, Stage Talk Magazine****

Joubert St Mark Passion Recording

Wells Cathedral, June 2017

He has a firm, well-focussed voice and sings with great intelligence. Bevan invests his role with just the right degree of dignity
— John Quinn, MusicWeb International