Benjamin Butterfield

Benjamin Butterfield, tenor (Victoria, Canada), regarded by the New York Times as, "clarion-voiced and vibrant," has performed throughout North America and Europe, as well as in the Middle East and Asia. Engagements for the 2014-15 season have included Haydn’s Harmoniemesse with Orchestre Symphonique de Québec and Paukenmesse with the San Diego Symphony, Britten’s Serenade with Orchestre Lyrique de Montreal, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Elgin Symphony in Illinois and the role of Mime in Das Rheingold with Pacific Opera Victoria. He also made his conducting debut with Messiah for VoiceScapes in Calgary. Recently he sang Die Schöpfung with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Carnegie Hall and performed Mozart arias and duets with the American Classical Orchestra at Lincoln Center. With Yellow Barn he has recorded the Mahler/ Schönberg Das Lied von der Erde and performed Janacek’s, The diary of one who disappeared at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas with pianist Arthur Rowe. An Associate Professor and head of voice for the School of Music at the University of Victoria, Benjamin is also a guest faculty member at Opera Nuova (Edmonton), the Amalfi Coast Music Festival (Italy), The Victoria Conservatory Summer Vocal Academy and with the Vancouver International Song Institute. A prolific recording artist, he has recorded the Passions and many Cantatas of Bach as well as music by Schütz, Haydn, Britten and Roussel for Analekta, CBC Records, Koch International and Timpani (France). This coming summer he will record songs of The Galicians, the sixth volume of ten planned by the Ukrainian Art Song Project in Toronto.