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Biography

Benjamin Schilperoort trained at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium, having previously studied at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and the Royal Academy of Music in London. Benjamin’s recent operatic roles include the bass roles in Purcell’s Fairy Queen and King Arthur, Don Basilio Barbiere di Siviglia, Golaud Pelléas et Mélisande, Colline La bohème, Fiorello Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Masetto and Il Commendatore Don Giovanni and Seneca L’Incoronazione di Poppea. Benjamin is also dedicated to the performance of song repertoire, and has appeared at the Palais des beaux-arts de Bruxelles, Wigmore Hall and Leeds Lieder Festival. On the concert platform, he has given recitals across Europe and performed Bach cantatas with Philippe Herreweghe and Ton Koopman.

In addition to his performing career, Benjamin also works as a stage director; his recent projects include a John Cage opera, a staging of Così fan tutte, a double bill of La Voix Humaine and The Telephone and a one-act musical about Lotte Lenya.

 

In the forthcoming season, he will perform with Les Arts Florissants, conducted by William Christie and Paul Agnew, and sing the roles of Walther Fürst and Melchtal Guillaume Tell with Nouvel Opéra Fribourg/Neue Oper Fribourg.

 

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