Benjamin ButterfieldCA

Regarded as a "musically arresting presence" by the San Francisco Chronicle, Benjamin Butterfield is in demand for concert, opera and recital. His stage repertoire has encompassed roles in the Barber of Seville, Don Giovanni, Die Zauberflöte, Rake's Progress, Persephone, Cunning Little Vixen and Tamerlano with performances in Naples at Il Teatro di San Carlo, Theatre du Capitole in Toulouse, Welsh National Opera, the Canadian Opera Company, L'Opera Nationale de Montpellier, and Arizona Opera, as well as New York City Opera, L'Opera de Montreal, Vancouver Opera, Glimmerglass Opera Festival, and Canterbury Opera in New Zealand.

Mr. Butterfield’s 2011/ 12 season has included return engagements for Messiah with the San Francisco Symphony under Ragnar Bohlin, the Calgary Philharmonic with Jean-Marie Zeitouni as well as being “…the star amongst the soloists…” (Globe and Mail) in Beethoven’s Ninth with the Vancouver Symphony under Andrew Grams. For Timothy Vernon and Pacific Opera Victoria he debuted the role of Grimoaldo in Handel’s Rodelinda, and presented the neglected American Art Song of Randy Newman for Toronto Masque Theater as well as at Chamber Music San Juans for a special 9/11 memorial concert with pianist Grisha Krivchenia. Later this season Mr. Butterfield will join the Richard Eaton Singers of Edmonton as well as Vancouver Voices for the St. Matthew Passion and return to the Bethlehem Bach Festival to record under Greg Funfgeld the St. John Passion for Analekta. Future projects include Haydn’s Creation in Taipei with the Taiwan National Choir under Agnes Grossmann and with the Society for Sacred Music in New York. He will also sing with Pacific Musicworks in Seattle and present recitals in Ottawa with his wife, Dutch Soprano Anne Grimm.

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Benjamin Butterfield