Tenor Benjamin Butterfield has been described as a “musically arresting presence” by the San Francisco Chronicle. His stage appearances include performances with Il Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, Welsh National Opera, the Canadian Opera Company, New York City 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, and in the Saint Matthew Passion with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. He has toured throughout Europe with Trevor Pinnock and the English Concert, the RIAS Kammerchor of Berlin, and Les Musiciens du Louvre. Other appearances have included the Saito Kinen Festival with Seiji Ozawa, and Festival Vancouver.
Recent highlights have included Messiaen’s St. François d’Assise with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, The Magic Flute with Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and Semele with Opera Pacific Victoria. Butterfield celebrates the music of Johann Sebastian Bach at the Baldwin-Wallace Bach Festival in Berea, Ohio, the Bethlehem Bach Festival, and with the American Bach Soloists. His many recordings include Christmas Oratorio (Funfgeld) as well as Britten’s Serenade (Streatfeild) and The Canticles (Aldeburgh Connection), which were both recognized by the Juno Awards. Film and TV credits include Dido and Aeneas with the Mark Morris Dance Company and Tafelmusik, and L’enfant et les sortilèges with the OSM and Charles Dutoit.