At short notice, Benjamin will jump in as conductor of 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 - takes over this production (a co-production with La Monnaie, Brussels) with performances on January 16th, 19th, 21st, 24th and 27th.
Benjamin made his debut at the Wiener Staatsoper, conducting the world premiere of “Fatima, oder von den mutigen Kindern”, a new opera for children by the Austrian composer Johanna Doderer. The critics and audiences, both young and old, were unanimous in their praise of the production. Click here for a selection of the reviews.
Benjamin Bayl will be making his debut at the Wiener Staatsoper with the world premiere of Johanna Doderer’s Fatima, oder von den mutigen Kindern, an especially commissioned opera for young audiences, based on a children’s story by the Syrian-German writer Rafik Schami. Benjamin conducts the 5 performances between December 23rd and January 6th.
Benjamin conducts Guy Joosten's production of Mozart's classic, with a cast including David Menéndez, Amanda Majeski, Ainhoa Garmendia & Joan Martin-Royo, and the Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias.
Benjamin conducts the first ever Rameau opera to be performed at Warsaw Chamber Opera, "Pygmalion", in a new production. The opera, along with music from Rameau's "Dardanus" and Clérambault's "Orphée", will also be given live in concert and recorded for national broadcast by Polish Radio.
Benjamin conducts for the first time in Wroclaw's fabulous new concert hall, the National Forum of Music, which opened at the beginning of September. The programme will feature music by Telemann and Mica, and the finest young period instrument musicians - and singers - from Poland.
The Hanover Band - with which Benjamin appears regularly as guest conductor - present Beethoven's Symphony no.5 in a collaboration with several youth orchestras in and around London and the Southern Counties, culminating in a performance at London's St.Pancras Station and featuring almost 200 young musicians.
Benjamin returns to NorrlandsOperan to conduct Le Nozze di Figaro, on tour in Northern Sweden.