German baritone Benjamin Appl joins the BBC New Generation Artists scheme from 2014 until 2016, and will be an ECHO Rising Stars artist for the 2015/16 season.
Recent appearances on the opera stage include Ernesto in Haydn’s Il mondo della luna in Augsburg, Minister in Strauss’s Wiener Blut in Munich, Dr Falke in Strauss’s Die Fledermaus in Regensburg, Schaunard in Puccini’s La bohème in Munich with the Munich Radio Orchestra under Ulf Schirmer, and Baron Tusenbach in Eötvös’s Tri Sestri in the Prinzregenten Theater, Munich and at the Deutsche Staatsoper, Berlin with the Staatskapelle Berlin.
Recital appearances include the 2010 Ravinia Festival, Chicago, Graham Johnson’s ‘Young Songmakers Almanac’ in London, his debut at the prestigious festival ‘Heidelberger Frühling’ 2011 and appearances at De Singel, Antwerp. Following his appearance with the 2012 Klavierfestival Ruhr, Herten, with Graham Johnson, he has been awarded the Deutsche Schubert Gesellschaft Schubertpreis.
Benjamin's appearances with the Schubertiade Festival include two performances of Die schöne Müllerin, in both his solo recital debut in Schwarzenberg and with Graham Johnson in Hohenems, and a 'Liederabend' of duets and trios with Sylvia Schwartz and Mauro Peter, accompanied by Helmut Deutsch. The season also includes recitals at both the Wigmore Hall and Carnegie Hall.
Benjamin Appl graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and now continues his studies with Rudolf Piernay. He had the great fortune to be mentored by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.
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