Mr. Bliss returns to the stage for the 2021-2022 season at San Francisco Opera as Ferrando in Mozart's Così fan tutte. He was most recently praised for his "splendid Don Ottavio" (Platea Magazine) in Don Giovanni at the Liceu Opera Barcelona.
UP NEXT: OPERNHAUS ZURICH
A NEW PRODUCTION
The question of the value relationship between sound and word in opera is as old as the genre itself – and at the heart of Richard Strauss’ conversation piece Capriccio. It is his last opera, written when he was nearly 80. Capriccio, however, is anything but dry discourse about the dominance of language or music in opera. Rather, it is an ambiguous game that virtuously links the characters’ discussions of art with their erotic entanglements. In a salon near Paris, a theater director, a poet, a composer, and actress, and the count who loves her passionately discuss the nature of various artistic genres. The count suggests performing an opera about the very topic of their discussion, about themselves, about «the events of the day today, what we experienced». Mr. Bliss appears as Flamand.
UP NEXT: MOSCOW PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY
September 9, 2021
Ben Bliss appears in concert with Moscow Philharmonic Society as Bajazet in Handel's Tamerlano as part of a three-part opera festival "Georg Friedrich Handel: the world above and below."
"Ben Bliss is wonderful as Ferrando, with an ideally sweet voice & boyish earnestness."
March 16, 2018
March 16, 2018
"Bliss’s graceful, flowing performance of “Un’aura amarosa” was the most musically compelling moment of the performance."
THE METROPOLITAN OPERA
THE RAKE'S PROGRESS
MAY 30 - JUNE 11, 2022
After an acclaimed company debut conducting the Met premiere of Kaija Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin in 2016, Susanna Mälkki returns to lead Stravinsky’s neoclassical dark comedy. Young star tenor Ben Bliss is the cad Tom Rakewell, alongside soprano Golda Schultz as the virtuous Anne Trulove and bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as the diabolical Nick Shadow. Jonathan Miller’s surreal production, last seen on the Met stage in 2015, also features mezzo-soprano Alice Coote as Baba the Turk and bass James Creswell as Anne’s father, Trulove.