Benjamin appl

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Lars Borges (c) Sony Classical

Baritone Benjamin Appl is celebrated by audiences and critics alike for a voice that ‘belongs to the last of the old great masters of song’ with ‘an almost infinite range of colours’ (Suddeutsche Zeitung), and artistry that’s described as ‘unbearably moving’ (The Times). Former Gramophone Award Young Artist of the Year in 2016, Appl was a BBC New Generation Artist 2014-16, a Wigmore Hall Emerging Artist and ECHO Rising Star in the 2015-16 season. He signed exclusively to SONY Classical in 2016 and begins an exciting multi-album collaboration with Alpha Classics from Autumn 2021.

 

An established recitalist, Appl has performed at the Ravinia, Rheingau, Schleswig Holstein, Edinburgh International, Life Victoria Barcelona, and Oxford Lieder festivals, deSingel Antwerp, Heidelberger Frühling, and at the KlavierFestival Ruhr. He has performed at major concert venues including Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and the Musée de Louvre, Paris, in addition to which he is a regular recitalist at Wigmore Hall and at the Schubertiade Hohenems and Schwarzenberg.  In equal demand as soloist on the world’s most prestigious stages, he collaborates with the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden, Philharmonia Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Vienna Symphony and many others.

 

In the 2021-22 season, Appl makes his operatic debut at the Liceu Barcelona as Harlequin Ariadne auf Naxos.  This is followed by a full schedule of concerts across Europe and the USA, including recitals and performances at Salle Gaveau Paris, Berlin Konzerthaus, Berlin Philharmonie, Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, Wigmore Hall, Boston Celebrity Series and Dallas Opera; concerts with the Sofia Philharmonic, NDR Radiophilharmonie, and the Berlin Barock Solisten and ongoing residencies with the Jenaer Philharmonie and Hamburg Ballet. 

Helge Augstein (concerts only)

IMG USA (concerts only)

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Repertoire

OPERA

P ABRAHAM

Stefan Koltay Viktoria und ihr Husar

A BERG

Wozzek (title role) *

G BIZET

Zurga Les Pêcheurs de perles

J BLOW

Adonia Venus and Adonis 

B BRITTEN

Billy Budd (title role)

Starveling, Demitrius A Midsummer Nights' Dream

Owen Wingrave (title role)

Tarquinius The Rape of Lucretia

C DEBUSSY

Pelleas Pelléas et Mélisande

P EÖTVÖS

Baron Tusenbach Tri Sestri

CW GLUCK

Agamemnon Iphigenie en Aulis

C GOUNOD

Valentin Faust

GF HANDEL

Cesare Giulio Cesare (title role)

Argante Rinaldo

J HAYDN

Ernesto il mondo della luna 

EW KORNGOLD

Fritz Der tote Stadt

F LEHÁR

Danilo Die lustige Witwe

A LORTZING

Graf Der Wildschütz

Zar Zar und Zimmerman

J MASSENET

Bustamente La Navarraise

Chevalier Des Griex Manon

C MONTEVERDI

Orfeo L'Orfeo

WA MOZART

Guglielmo Cosi fan tutte

Nardo La finta giardiniera

Conte Almaviva Le Nozze di Figaro

Don Giovanni (title role)

Papageno Die Zauberflöte

O NICOLAI

Her Flute, Dr. Cajus Die lustigen Wiber von Windsor

C ORFF

König Die Kluge

S OSWELL

F Scott Fitzgerald Zelda

S PROKOFIEV

Prince Andrei War and Peace 

G PUCCINI

Schaunard La Bohème

H PURCELL

La Contessa Folleville Il viaggio a Reims 

La Comtesse Adele Le comte Ory

Fiorilla Il turco in Italia

G ROSSINI
Dandini La Cenerentola

JP Rameau

Pollux Castor et Pollux

F Schubert

Frolla Alfonso und Estrella

R STOLZ

Rubio Die Trauminsel

R STRAUSS

Harlequin Ariadne auf Naxos

J STRAUSS

Dr. Falke Die Fledermaus

Minister Wiener Blut

A THOMAS

Hamlet (title role)

R WAGNER

Wolfram Tannhäuser

CM von WEBER

Fürst Ottokar Der Freischütz 

C ZELLER

Martin Der Obersteiger

ORATORIO

JS BACH

Cantatas BMW 56, BMW 82 and many others

St John Passion (Arias and Christus)

Magnificat

St.Matthew Passion (Arias and Christus)

B minoe Mass

Osteroratorium

Weinachtsoratorium

JCF BACH

Pygmalion

CPE BACH

Ich bin vergnügt in meinem Stande

L van BEETHOVEN
Grosse Messe C major

J BRAHMS

Ein deutsches Requiem

Triumphlied

B BRITTEN

War Requiem

M DURUFLÉ

Requiem

A DVORAK

Requiem

G FAURÉ

Requiem

GF HANDEL

Alexander's Feast

Dettingen Te Deum

Israel in Egypt

Judas Maccabeus

The Messiah

Samson (Menoah)

J HAYDN

Die Jahreszeiten

Missa in angustiis

Missa in tempore belli

Missa in Sancti Nicolai

Die Schöpfung

Schöpfungsmesse

Stabat Mater

M HAYDN

Requiem

F MENDELSSOHN

Die erste Walpurgisnacht

Paaulus

Elijah

Psalm 115

Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her 

WA MOZART

C minor mass

Grabmusik KV42

C major mass (Krönungsmesse)

Requiem

Vesperae de Dominica

Vesperae silences de confessore

H PURCELL

Ode to St. Cecilia

The Fairy Queen

G RHEINBERGER

Der Stern von Bethlehem

G ROSSINI

Petite Messe solenelle 

J RUTTER

Mass of Children

C SAINT-SAËNS

Oratorio de Noël

F SCHUBERT

Magnificat

Mass in Ab major

Mass in Eb major

R SCHUMANN

Das Paradies und die Peri

Requiem für Mignon

Der Rose Pilgerfahrt

Des Sängers Fluch (King)

H SCHÜTZ

Historia der Geburt Jesu Christi

Ich lieg und schlafe (solo motet)

GP TELEMANN

Bleibe, lieber König, leben

Der Schulmeister

Donner-Ode

Großmädhtigster Monarch der Briten

Reformationsoratorium

Lieber König, du bist tot

R VAUGHAN WILLIAMS

Dona Nobis Pacem

Recital Repertoire and Special Projects

Schubert Trilogy - Winterreise, Die schöne Müllerin, Schwanengesang 

Three recitals celebrating the three masterpieces by Franz Schubert

The Songwriter - recital with Thomas Dunford / Lute: From Dowland to Paul McCartney

The Songwriter has existed across centuries, writing beautiful and popular songs that appeal to all audiences today

The Sound of Silence - Songs by Schumann, Monteverdi, Ives

This recital focuses on the subject, awareness and importance of silence in music 

Nocturne - recital with James Baillieu / piano: A journey through the shades of night

Songs by Bolcom, Schumann, Chabrier, Weber, Macmillan, Strauss

Recital with Fortepiano - recital with Kristian Bezuidenhout / fortepiano

Songs by Mendelssohn, Schumann and Schubert

Benjamin Appl, Alice Sara Ott & Friends:  baritone, piano and strings

Songs by Beethoven, Vaughan Williams and Schubert combined with Schubert‘s Trout Quintet

To the Distant Beloved - Armida Quartett - Songs by Barber & Schubert

A true Schubertiad with songs and string quartet op. 98 by Schubert

Cosmos of Humanity - with piano

Songs by Mahler, Kurtág and Schubert

From Latin America to Germany - recital with Jorge Viladoms / piano 

Schubert, Ginastera, Pons, Wolf, Villa-Lobos, Hahn

A journey through the world of German lieder and Latin American art songs

Voice & Accordion - Martynas Levickis / accordion

Songs by Schumann, Mahler, German and Lithuanian folk songs

Breaking Music - recital with José Gallardo / piano

Songs by Gardel, Schubert, Troilo, Strauss, Weill, Schumann

An exciting journey connecting the two worlds of German Lied and tango in a combination of screening a film and live performances