BENJAMIN BUTTERFIELD (tenor)—regarded as a "musically arresting presence" by the San Francisco Chronicle—is in demand for concert, opera and recital. His stage repertoire has encompassed roles in the Barber of Seville, Don Giovanni, Die Zauberflote, Rake's Progress, Persephone, Cunning little Vixen and Tamerlano with performances in Naples at Il Teatro di San Carlo, Theatre du Capitole in Toulouse, Welsh National Opera, the Canadian Opera Company, L'Opera Nationale de Montpellier, and Arizona Opera, as well as New York City Opera, L'Opera de Montreal, Vancouver Opera, Glimmerglass Opera Festival, and Canterbury Opera in New Zealand.

In concert he has appeared in Britten's War Requiem with the London Symphony Chorus and the State Orchestra of Thessaloniki, the St. Matthew Passion and St. John Passion with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln at the Toronto International Choral Festival.  He has toured throughout Europe with Trevor Pinnock and the English Concert, the RIAS Kammerchor of Berlin and with Marc Minkowski and Les Musiciens du Louvre. Mr. Butterfield has performed with the Symphony Orchestras of San Francisco and Washington, New Jersey, Houston, and Chicago. Other appearances have included the Saito Kinen Festival with Seiji Ozawa, and Festival Vancouver performing the Mad Woman in Britten's Curlew River.

During the 2005-2006 season, Mr. Butterfield performed Mendelssohn's Elijah with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Bach's Christmas Oratorio at the Bethlehem Bach Festival—a work that he will reprise with the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra along with performances of Handel's Messiah—and the role of Tamino in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte at the Calgary Opera. Other orchestral engagements included performances with the London Symphony with Tim Vernon conducting, the Oregon Symphony, the National Symphony, the Calgary Philharmonic and a return to the Carmel Bach Festival. Mr. Butterfielda also continues his active recital schedule with a variety of solo recitals in North America.

 
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