Spagnolo, Faust, Alberta (Nameless Man)

Bridewell Theatre, September 2018

We have here a performance of rare power and stamina by baritone Benjamin Bevan
— Tim Hochstrasser, Plays to see*****
His uber-musical voice seems to fit the part perfectly
— Paddy Briggs,
A stand-out performance from the mesmerising Benjamin Bevan
— Robert Hugill, Planet Hugill

Strauss, Capriccio (Haushofmeister)

Garsington Opera, May 2018

A special mention for Benjamin Bevan’s long-suffering Major-Domo
— Hugo Shirley, The Financial Times

Mr Handel’s Vauxhall Pleasures

London Early Opera, April 2018

Benjamin Bevan’s delightful turn as Polyphemus in ‘O ruddier than the cherry’ from Acis and Galatea
— Robert Hugill, Planet Hugill

Verdi, La Traviata (Baron Douphol)

English National Opera, March 2018 was only Benjamin Bevan as Violetta’s protector, Baron Douphol, whose voice really stood out.
— Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard International

Britten, Curlew River (The Ferryman)

Church of St Bartholomew the Great, January 2018

Ben Bevan trenchantly characterised the bluff Ferryman’s growing sympathy for the Madwoman’s plight
— Peter Reed, Classical Source****
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

Handel, Giulio Cesare (Achilla)

English Touring Opera,  Hackney Empire, October 2017

As Achilla, Benjamin Bevan reveals a very strong and secure baritone
— Sam Smith, MusicOMH****
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
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