Benjamin made his debut at the Theater an der Wien / Wiener Kammeroper, conducting a new production of Bernstein’s Candide with the Wiener Kammerorchester in the pit. The critics were unanimous in their praise of this production and the musical aspects in particular: reviews can be read here and here.
After a great success with a new production of “Fairy Queen” in 2016, Benjamin returns to Budapest to conduct Mozart’s “Così fan tutte” at the Hungarian National Opera. Benjamin leads this revival on March 1st, 3rd, 5th and 8th. Further details here.
Benjamin returns for the third time to the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra with Dutch recorder virtuoso Lucie Horsch, presenting a mixed program of Telemann, Vivaldi, Sammartini, Bach and Rebel. Further details here.
Benjamin will make his debut with the Óbudai Danubia Zenekar and the New Liszt Ferenc Chamber Choir at the Budapest Music Centre, conducting Handel’s late masterpiece, “Alceste”. The first performance will be streamed live on music website Fidelio. Further details here.
Benjamin is thrilled to make his debut for Theater an der Wien in the 18/19 Season, conducting a new production of Bernstein's "Candide" in the Wiener Kammeroper. There will be 9 performances in May 2019. Further details here.
After great success there in 2016, Benjamin returns to Warsaw to conduct Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito at the Polish National Opera. Benjamin, who is quickly becoming one of the most important young foreign conductors working in Poland - appearing frequently with Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra, Warsaw Chamber Opera and Wratislavia Cantans - leads this production (a co-production with La Monnaie, Brussels) with performances on March 11th, 13th, 15th & 18th.
Benjamin made his conducting debut in Edinburgh's Usher Hall with the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union's annual performance (the 131st) of Handel's "Messiah", which garnered a rave review in Scotland's Herald.