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UPCOMING ENGAGEMENTS

Mr. Bliss was most recently praised as "a peer of the best Toms in the opera’s seven-decade history" (Voix des Arts) in The Rake's Progress at the The Metropolitan Opera, where he returns for the 2022-2023 season in The Magic Flute and Don Giovanni. He also returns to San Francisco Opera in Dialogues of the Carmelites and makes concert appearances with the Cleveland OrchestraDeutsche Symphony Orchestra, and more.

 
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TANGLEWOOD MUSIC FESTIVAL
BEETHOVEN NO. 9
TENOR SOLOIST
August 28
2022

Michael Tilson Thomas leads the BSO in Tanglewood’s traditional season-ending performance of Ludwig van Beethoven’s intensely expressive, innovative, but ultimately uplifting Symphony No. 9. Following three questing instrumental movements, the finale is a setting for soloists and chorus of the German playwright and poet Friedrich Schiller’s “Ode to Joy.” The symphony—Beethoven’s last, composed in 1825—was an immense success at its premiere and has since become a symbol of hope for the universal togetherness of humankind. Mr. Bliss appears as the tenor soloist in this Tanglewood tradition of Beethoven No. 9.

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SAN FRANCISCO OPERA
DIALOGUES OF THE CARMELITES
CHEVALIER DE LA FORCE
October 15 - 30
2022

Francis Poulenc’s profound drama returns to San Francisco in honor of the Company’s U.S. premiere of the work in 1957. Olivier Py’s award-winning staging pairs striking tableaus with Poulenc’s haunting, poetic score conducted by Music Director Eun Sun Kim. Mr. Bliss returns to San Francisco opera to appear in this production as Chevalier de la Force.

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CLAYTON STATE UNIVERSITY
SPIVEY HALL
IN RECITAL
November 13
2022

Ben Bliss, tenor and Craig Terry, piano, appear in recital at Spivey Hall in Atlanta Georgia.

The Kansas native and Metropolitan Opera Beverly Sills Award winner combines superb musicianship and astute theatrical instincts to create memorable performances. “Tenor Ben Bliss sang with alacrity and precise, fine tunefulness. The color of his voice provided eloquence and taste and he never veered from his purpose” (Opera Wire).

 

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THE METROPOLITAN OPERA
THE MAGIC FLUTE
TAMINO
December 16 - 26
2022

The Met’s abridged, family-friendly version of Mozart’s musical fairy tale returns for the holiday season, with Maestro Duncan Ward making his company debut conducting Julie Taymor’s irresistible production. Tenors Ben Bliss and David Portillo share the role of Tamino, the noble prince on a quest to win the fair princess Pamina, sung by sopranos Joélle Harvey and Sydney Mancasola. The cast also features baritones Joshua Hopkins and Chris Kenney as the bird catcher Papageno, soprano Aleksandra Olczyk as the Queen of the Night, and bass Soloman Howard as Sarastro.

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DEUTSCHE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
SOLOMON
ZADOK
February 26
2023

Robin Ticciati and the DSO perform 'Solomon', an oratorio by Handel for the second time at the Philharmonie. First performed in 1749, the work depicts the wisdom of the God-fearing man. The production is in the hands of Andrea Tortosa Baquero, who is now collaborating with Robin Ticciati for the third time. Mr. Bliss appears as Zadok in this production of one of Handel's greatest hits.

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THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA
MOZART'S REQUIEM
TENOR SOLOIST
March 9 - 12
2023

Legends swirl around the creation of Mozart’s Requiem, written on his deathbed and left unfinished: Who was the mysterious figure who commissioned the composer? What parts of the work were truly his own? And was Mozart composing his own funeral mass with this final artistic statement? Many of these questions were explored hauntingly (abeit suspiciously) in the movie Amadeus. We are nevertheless left with a work of overwhelming power — at once intensely dramatic and deeply personal — that touches the core of our humanity. Mr. Bliss appears as the tenor soloist under the baton of Cleveland Orchestra Music Director Franz Welser-Möst.

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THE METROPOLITAN OPERA – LIVE IN HD
DON GIOVANNI
DON OTTAVIO
May 20
2023

Tony Award–winning director of Broadway’s A View from the Bridge and West Side Story, Ivo van Hove makes a major Met debut with a new take on Mozart’s tragicomedy, re-setting the familiar tale of deceit and damnation in an abstract architectural landscape and shining a light into the dark corners of the story and its characters. Maestro Nathalie Stutzmann makes her Met debut conducting a star-studded cast led by baritone Peter Mattei as a magnetic Don Giovanni, alongside the Leporello of bass-baritone Adam Plachetka. Sopranos Federica Lombardi, Ana María Martínez, and Ying Fang make a superlative trio as Giovanni’s conquests—Donna Anna, Donna Elvira, and Zerlina—and tenor Ben Bliss is Don Ottavio. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.