Benedict Nelson | Baritone


Benedict Nelson

This Season

The Second Violinist


British baritone Benedict Nelson has established a reputation as one of the UK’s most exciting young baritones. Recent highlights include Britten’s Gloriana at Teatro Real de Madrid, Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria in Los Angeles and San Francisco, Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Gulbenkian Orchestra, Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast with the Hallé Orchestra, the Southbank Sinfonia, and the Oxford Bach Choir. He also made a successful role debut as the Count in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro at English National Opera in 2014; sang Aeneas in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas in 2015 at the Teatro Regio di Torino, Salzburg Festival, and Verbier Festival alongside Angelika Kirchschlager as Dido; sang Ned Keene in Britten’s Peter Grimes in 2014 for Opéra de Lyon and Opera North, Algernon Moncrieff in Gerald Barry’s The Importance of Being Earnest in 2013 at the Royal Opera House, London, and Lincoln Center, New York, and Stranger in Craig Armstrong’s The Lady from the Sea in 2012 for the Edinburgh International Festival and Scottish Opera. Concert highlights include Vaughan Williams’s Sea Symphony with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Britten’s Noye’s Fludde with La Maîtrise de Radio France, Handel’s Messiah with Orquestra de Cadaqués, Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem with the Hallé Orchestra, and Weill’s Das Berliner Requiem with L’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. He has also returned to Scottish Opera for Britten’s The Burning Fiery Furnace and as Miles in Athropocene, a new work by the critically acclaimed collaboration of Stuart McRae and Louise Welsh.