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Bejun Mehta

  • Countertenor

About

Bejun Mehta, a renowned American counter-tenor, was born in North Carolina and had a prolific recording career as a boy soprano soloist. Bejun Mehta made his countertenor debut as Armindo in Handel’s Partenope at the New York City Opera and has appeared in leading roles in most of the world’s major opera houses, including the ROH, Covent Garden, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Opéra National and Théatre du Chatelet in Paris, Théatre de la Monnaie in Brussels, the Berliner Staatsoper, Theater an der Wien, Netherlands Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, and the Chicago Lyric, Los Angeles, and San Francisco Operas. Bejun Mehta's festival appearances include Glyndebourne, Edinburgh, Aix-en-Provence, Verbier, Innsbruck, and the London BBC Proms. He made his Salzburg Festival debut in 2005 as Farnace in Mozart’s Mitridate under Marc Minkowski and last summer returned there as Didymus in Theodora. Most recently, he appeared at Los Angeles Opera as Tamerlano, as Ottone (Agrippina) in Berlin and as Cardenio (Francesco Conti’s Don Chisciotte) in Amsterdam.