Ben
Bliss

Tenor
Ben Bliss

Ben Bliss perennially appears in leading roles at many of the world's great opera houses, including The Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Glyndebourne, Liceu Barcelona, Frankfurt Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Seattle Opera, and many more. Bliss also frequents the concert stages of, among others, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Atlanta Symphony.

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Biography

Ben Bliss

American tenor Ben Bliss is a 2016 recipient of the Martin E. Segal award at Lincoln Center, awarded by the Metropolitan Opera. He was also the recipient of the Mozart and Plácido Domingo awards at the 2015 Francisco Viñas International Competition in Barcelona, receiving 2nd place overall, first prize in the 2014 Gerda Lissner and Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation competitions, as well as a Sara Tucker and Sullivan Foundation grant. Mr. Bliss is also the 2013 Operalia Don Plácido Domingo Sr. Zarzuela prizewinner.

Mr. Bliss began his 2019-2020 season with Lyric Opera of Kansas City in the role of Belmonte in Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio. Other season highlights include numerous concert appearances and a return to the roles of Don Ottavio and Ferrando with Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Metropolitan Opera, respectively.

In the 2017-2018 season, Mr. Bliss will sing the role of Ferrando in Così fan tutte at the Metropolitan Opera, Seattle Opera, and Oper Frankfurt. He will also make his house debut at Opera Philadelphia as Tamino in The Magic Flute, and sing the role of Cassio in Otello with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he will return to Santa Fe Opera to make his role debut as Robert Wilson in Dr. Atomic in a production directed by Peter Sellars. Concert appearances will include singing Handel's Messiah with the New York Philharmonic in December.

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