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Benjamin Appl

  • Baritone


Benjamin Appl has sung the role of Ernesto in Haydn Il Mondo della Luna, Papageno in Mozart Die Zauberflöte, Dr. Falke in Strauß Die Fledermaus as well as Minister in Wiener Blut and Ottokar in Weber's Der Freischütz. At Munich's Prinzregententheater he has performed Schaunard in Puccini’s La Bohème and Baron Tusendorf in Eötvös’s Tri Sestri. In opera performances and concerts he was accompanied by the Bavarian State Orchestra, Munich Rundfunkorchester, Staatskapelle Berlin and – for the first time in 2012 by the Munich Philharmonic. He worked with conductors including Julien Salemkour and Ulf Schirmer.

The lyric baritone has a wide concert repertoire ranging from early works up to contemporary compositions. In 2010, he made his debut at the Ravinia Festival, he performed Handel’s Messiah in Paris and Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen on a tour of Germany, as well as cantatas by Bach in Stuttgart. He sang the opening concert of the Days of Early Music Regensburg accompanied by the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin.

Recitalist Benjamin Appl regularly performes with pianist Graham Johnson: in 2011 at deSingel in Antwerp and London, in 2012 at Piano Festival Ruhr and, live broadcasted by the BBC, in London. In 2011, the baritone made his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic singing lieder by Mahler and at the International Festival Heidelberger Frühling singing Beethoven's An die ferne Geliebte. He sings recitals worldwide, programmes including Wolf‘s Italian Songbook and the Schubert cycles Die schöne Müllerin and Winterreise.