Baritone Benedict Nelson joins CLB Management
Critically acclaimed as an artist “who seems to have music in his soul,” Nelson’s talent was nurtured in his homeland as a former Harewood Artist with English National Opera, and has since extended further, seeing him forge an international career.
The wide array of roles in his repertoire encompass all epochs of the operatic canon and have seen him perform with prestigious companies and festivals worldwide, including the Salzburg and Verbier Festivals, Opéra de Lyon, Teatro Regio Di Torino and The Royal Opera House. He has navigated a soloist career through the employment of his “smoothly elegant” timbre and “endearing” stage presence, on display in recent performances as Henry Cuffe in Britten’s Gloriana for Teatro Real in Madrid and Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Gulbenkian Orchestra.
Nelson’s love for contemporary opera has seen him delve into more challenging territory vocally and dramatically in critically acclaimed works. This passion will continue to be displayed in the upcoming season which includes Donnacha Dennehy’s acclaimed The Second Violinist for both Irish National Opera and Wide Open Opera at the Barbican in August. Further appearances include Peter Maxwell Davies’ Eight Songs for a Mad King with the Berkeley Ensemble, Britten’s The Burning Fiery Furnace for the Lammermuir Festival and the world premiere of Stuart MacRae’s Anthropocene for Scottish Opera.