BIOGRAPHY

Ben Bongers' voice has been describe as "Bright and free... A real powerhouse of sound!" by the

San Francisco Chronicle, and ... a free powerful tenor voice!" from the L.A. Times. His performances have been described as “compelling” and memorable, and is engaged to sing some of the most demanding tenor repertoire around the world, including Max in Der Freischütz, Canio in I Pagliacci, Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos, Eric in Die Fliegender Hollander and Don Josè in Carmen. He has sung over 45 roles with over 30 companies in the United States and Europe including the San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Hachelheim Oper, Utah Opera, Dayton Opera, Opera Delaware, Dierbach Oper, Des Moines Metro Opera, Utah Festival Opera, Opera/Columbus and Anchorage Opera.



Mr. Bongers has done myriad of concerts around the world including Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Mahler’s ‘Das Lied von der Erde’, Wagner's Parsifal, Tannhäuser, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung. He sang Verdi's Requiem in which he made his Davies Hall debut; and became the first opera singer to sing a program with the prestigious San Francisco Ballet and Alaska Dance Theater.



In 2011 he recorded Mark Northcross’ pivotal piece “The emerald tablets of Hermes”. Mr. Bongers voice has also been captured on CD singing Mr. Butler, the jury foreman in The Devil and Daniel Webster. It is available on the Newport Classics label.

 

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