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Benjamin Bruns

BENJAMIN BRUNS started his vocal career as an Alto soloist in the boys’ choir of his hometown, Hannover. While still studying at the Musikhochschule in Hamburg, he was offered his first engagement by the Bremer Theater. This was followed by ensemble contracts at the Opera in Cologne and the Dresden State Opera. Guest performances have led him, among others to Staatsoper Unter den Linden, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Teatro Colón, the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz and to the Bayreuther Festspielen.

Also as an Oratorio and Lied singer, Benjamin Bruns enjoys an excellent reputation and is therefore just as much at home in concert halls as he is on the operatic stage. Since the start of the 2010/2011 season, Bruns has been a member of the Wiener Staatsoper ensemble, and has since sung works such as Conte d’Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Oronte (Alcina), Arturo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Don Basilio (Le nozze di Figaro), Don Ramiro (La cenerentola) Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Tito (La celemenza di Tito), Jaquino (Fidelio), Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Évandre (Alceste).