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 (Die Zauberflöte), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Camille, Count de Rosillon (Die lustige Witwe), Froh (Das Rheingold), Lysander (Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Prince Ramiro (La Cenerentola), Boris Grigojevič (Janaček’s Kátja Kabanová), Steuermann and Erik (Der fliegende Holländer) and the Italian tenors in the Strauss operas Capriccio and Der Rosenkavalier.

In the 2018/19 season, Benjamin Bruns sings for the first time at the Teatro Muncipal de Santiago (Chile) debuting in the role of Alwa (Berg: Lulu), at the Vienna State Opera in the roles Apparition of a Youth (Strauss: Frau ohne Schatten) and Camille (von Einem: Dantons Tod), as well as Hylas in a new production of Berlioz's Les Troyens. Further he performs in the roles of Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) and Italian Tenor (Rosenkavalier) at the Vienna State Opera, as well as Tamino (Zaberflöte) at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich and as Wenzel at the Semperoper Dresden (Die verkaufte Braut).

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