Debut at the Grand Theatre – National Opera in Warsaw

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.

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© Opera Narodowa Warszawa

Debut at the Wiener Staatsoper

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.

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© Wiener Staatsoper

Figaro at the Opera de Oviedo

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.

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Pygmalion in Warsaw

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.

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© Warsaw Chamber Opera

New concert hall in Wroclaw

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.

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The Hanover Band and supersized Beethoven

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. 

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Odissea at the London and Göttingen Handel Festivals

Benjamin's new ensemble - founded with the violinist Jorge Jimenez - gives its first concerts at the London and Göttingen Handel Festivals. In a collaboration with the soprano Suzana Ograjensek, the ensemble perform Handel, Geminiani and Scarlatti. 

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© Odissea

Così fan tutte premieres in Århus

Following weeks of intensive rehearsals, Benjamin conducts Elisabeth Linton's new production of Mozart's "Così fan tutte" for Danish National Opera. Århus Symphony Orchestra will be in the pit, but as the production tours around Denmark - culminating in performances at Copenhagen's Royal Opera House - the wondrous score will also be played by Odense Symphony Orchestra, Sønderjyllands Symphony Orchestra, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra and the CPH Phil. 

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© Danish National Opera

Messiah in Aalborg

Benjamin returns to the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra for The Messiah, presented for the first time in Aalborg's magnificent Musikhuset.

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@ Aalborg Symfoniorkester

First performance of Schubert's 9th on period instruments in Australia!

orchestra seventeen88 present their biggest concert so far, performing Schubert's monumental "Great" Symphony no.9 in C major, for the first time in Australia on period instruments. Renowned flautist Georgia Browne will also join the orchestra to perform Mozart's beautiful Flute Concerto in G major. 

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New production of Carmen

Benjamin conducts Andrea Cigni's new production of Carmen, to open the season at the Teatro Comunale in Sassari. Nino Surguladze sings the title role. 

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Revival of Fairy Queen at Staatsoper Berlin

Benjamin conducts the revival of Fairy Queen / AscheMOND - a mixture of Purcell's masque and new music by the German composer Helmut Oehring - with Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin at the Staatsoper Berlin, in a production by Claus Guth. 

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@ Staatsoper Berlin

Debut with Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano

Benjamin makes his debut with Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano in a programme of Porpora, Lotti and Geminiani, with the Norwegian soprano Berit Solset. They will present the concert in several beautiful locations throughout the Alto Adige.

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@ Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano