Benjamin Bruns started his singing career as an alto soloist with the boys’ choir in his hometown of Hanover. After four years of private singing lessons with Prof. Peter Sefcik, he studied at the Academy of Music and Theatre in Hamburg under Kammersängerin Renate Behle. While still a student he was offered a permanent contract by the Theater Bremen, a position which allowed him to build up a broadly-based repertoire at an early stage. This was followed by a similar contract with the opera in Cologne. His professional journey then took him via the Dresden State Opera to the Vienna State Opera, where he continues to hold a seasonal contract.

His musical range encompasses roles such as Belmonte (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Tamino (The Magic Flute), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Camille, Count de Rosillon (The Merry Widow), Froh (Das Rheingold), Lysander (Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Prince Ramiro (La Cenerentola), Boris Grigojevič (Janaček’s Kátja Kabanová), Steuermann and Erik (The Flying Dutchman) and the Italian tenors in the Strauss operas Capriccio and Der Rosenkavalier.

In the 2017/18 season, Benjamin Bruns appears as Silla in Mozart’s Lucia Silla at the Teatro Real Madrid and is giving his role debuts as Matteo (Arabella) at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, as Loge (Rheingold) at the Opera Chemnitz and as Leukippos (Daphne) at the Vienna State Opera.

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