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Benjamin Bruns

Benjamin Bruns started his singing career as an alto soloist with the boys’ choir in his hometown of Hanover. After four years of private singing lessons with Prof. Peter Sefcik, he studied at the Academy of Music and Theatre in Hamburg under Kammersängerin Renate Behle. While still a student he was offered a permanent contract by the Theater Bremen. This was followed by a similar contract with the opera in Cologne. His professional journey then took him via the Dresden State Opera to the Vienna State Opera, where he continues to hold a seasonal contract.
Further he regularly appears as a guest at the Bavarian State Opera Munich, Semperoper Dresden, Teatro Real Madrid and the Bayreuth Festival.

In the 2018/19 season, Benjamin Bruns sings for the first time at the Teatro Muncipal de Santiago (Chile) debuting in the role of Alwa (Berg: Lulu) and performs in four productions including a new staging of Berlioz’ Les Troyens at the Vienna State Opera. Oratorio and song recitals are an important complement to Benjamin Bruns’ work in opera. At the heart of his extensive concert repertoire are the great sacred works by Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert and Mendelssohn. He has sung with such
renowned ensembles as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Saxonian State Orchestra Dresden, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Munich Philharmonic, the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic, the MDR Symphony orchestra, the Bamberg Symphony, the Leipzig Thomanerchor and the RIAS Chamber-choir as well as the Choir and Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome.

Benjamin Bruns is an award recipient of the Federal Singing Competition in Berlin, the Hamburg Mozart Competition and the international singing competition of the Schloss Rheinsberg Chamber Opera. Other special honours bestowed to him include the 2008 Kurt Hübner Prize awarded by Theater Bremen and the 2009 Young Musicians’ Prize awarded by Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival.