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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.

 
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MOSCOW PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY
TAMERLANO
BAJAZET
September 9
2021

Ben Bliss appears in concert with Moscow Philharmonic Society as Bajazet in Handel's Tamerlano.

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SAN FRANCISCO OPERA
COSÌ FAN TUTTE
FERRANDO
November 21 - December 3
2021

Following The Marriage of Figaro comes the second chapter in director Michael Cavanagh's trilogy that weaves together the works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte. Henrik Nánási conducts an all-star ensemble—featuring Nicole Cabell, Irene Roberts, Benjamin Bliss, John Brancy, Ferruccio Furlanetto, and Nicole Heaston. Mr. Bliss appears as Ferrando in this production of Così fan tutte at San Francisco Opera. 

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CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
MESSIAH
TENOR SOLOIST
December 16 - 19
2021

From the awe-inspiring “Hallelujah” chorus to the many thrilling and intimate arias, Handel’s landmark oratorio is an unmissable CSO holiday tradition. Nicholas McGegan, “one of the finest Baroque conductors of his generation” (The Independent), leads a glorious reunion of the assembled forces of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. 

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OPERA DE ROUEN NORMANDIE
IPHIGéNIE EN TAURIDE
PYLADE
February 25 - March 1
2022

In Iphigénie en Aulide (1774), Gluck triumphed at the Court of Marie-Antoinette. Five years later, he takes up the mythological character for another opera: Iphigénie en Tauride. While in the first, Agamemnon's daughter is sacrificed to the gods, in the second, it is she who must consider sacrificing her own brother Orestes. Mr. Bliss reprises the role of Pylade in Gluck's Iphigénie en Tauride with Opéra de Rouen Normandie in the 2022 season.

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LA OPERA
ST. MATTHEW PASSION
TENOR SOLOIST
March 12 - 27
2022

Awe-inspiring in its complexity, universal in its appeal, Bach's St. Matthew Passion is considered by many to be the single greatest masterpiece of western sacred music, a profoundly moving depiction of the final days of the life of Jesus. John Neumeier, the celebrated choreographer who made his LAO debut with Orpheus and Eurydice in 2018, returns to Los Angeles with one of his signature creations, a ballet that has been cheered by audiences throughout the world. Marrying the powerful music and narrative with dance in complete harmony, Neumeier fills the stage with unforgettable movement and images. The extraordinary dancers of the Hamburg Ballet join forces with James Conlon and LA Opera's formidable orchestra, chorus and vocal soloists for a spellbinding, deeply meaningful performance you'll never forget.

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THE METROPOLITAN OPERA
THE RAKE'S PROGRESS
TOM RAKEWELL
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.