Elias Benito-Arranz

Elias Benito-Arranz

Baritone

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«"even more Elías Benito-Arranz, who showed, not only a great voice, but also first class acting skills"»
ÓPERA ACTUAL MAGAZINE,ABOUT UNE ÉDUCATION MANQUÉE E.CHABRIER, TEATRO ARRIAGA, BILBAO, DEC. 2015 (2016)
«"Elias Benito-Arranz (also as Guest) sang a robust Escamillo without cockiness"»
MÜNCHNER MERKUR ABOUT CARMEN, PRINZREGENTENTHEATER MÜNCHEN, FEB.2016 (2016)
«"Elias Benito-Arranz stood out with very expressive singing and great personality in all his interventions."»
CODALARIO, ABOUT MOZART REQUIEM , PALAU DE LA MÚSICA CATALANA, BARCELONA, MARCH2015 (2016)
2018Puccini: La Fanciulla del WestJosé Castro
2017Handel: Messiah, HWV 56Bass - arias
2017Verdi: La TraviataBarone Douphol
2017Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreBelcore
2017Verdi: FalstaffFalstaff
2017Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreBelcore
2017Lieder RecitalBaritone
2017Mozart: Die ZauberflötePapageno
2017Bach J.S.: Johannespassion, BWV 245 (St John Passion)Jesus
2016Bizet: CarmenEscamillo
2016Bizet: CarmenEscamillo
2016Mozart: Cosi fan tutteGuglielmo
2016Mozart: Die ZauberflötePapageno
2015Puccini: La BohèmeMarcello
2015Rossini: Petite Messe SolennelleBaritone
2015Mozart: RequiemBass
2015Mozart: Die ZauberflötePapageno
2014Mozart: Die ZauberflötePapageno
2014Haydn: Die SchöpfungSoloist
2013Bach J.S.: Matthäuspassion, BWV 244 (St. Matthew Passion)Bass arias
2013Bach J.S.: Johannespassion, BWV 245 (St John Passion)Jesus, Arias
2013Handel: RinaldoArgante
2013Strauss R.: SalomeFirst Nazarene
2013Handel: AgrippinaLesbo
2012Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Op. 125, D minorSoloist
2012Lieder RecitalBaritone
2011Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroConte d'Almaviva
2010Pergolesi: La Serva PadronaUberto
2009Britten: Death in VeniceEnglish clerk
2009Barber: A Hand of BridgeDavid
2004Bach J.S.: Mass, BWV 232, B minorBass soloist
2000Fauré: Requiem, Op. 48, D minorBaritone

Bio


After graduating from the prestigious Royal Academy of Music, Elías Benito-Arranz joined La Monnaie - CMRE Opera Studio in Brussels, where he completed his vocal studies under the guidance of Mr. José Van Dam.
Last autumn 2017 went back to Belgium, both for a recital in Neerdorpen Klassiek and Bach’s Weinachtsoratorium in Antwerp, and toured Mexico and Spain together with pianist Rubén Fernández-Aguirre. Elias performed a selection of Beethoven Songs with Trio Arbós in Festival de Música Sur. In Spring 2018, he made his debut at Halle Händelfestspiele, as Marte in Il Parnasso in festa with Lautten Compagney.
Other operatic roles include Marcello in La Bohème (Canada/Spain), Belcore (Italy, Spain), Escamillo (Prinzregententheater, München), Argante in Haendel’s Rinaldo (Valencia, Spain), Conte d’Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro (Germany/Spain), Papageno in Die Zauberflöte (UK/Spain), Uberto in La Serva Padrona (Festival de l’Été Mosan, Belgium), Leporello in Don Giovanni (Amersham Festival, London) English Clerk, and other roles in Death in Venice (La Monnaie, Brussels).
On the concert platform, Elías is increasingly in demand as a Bach soloist, a composer by whom he has sung all the main oratorios under conductors such as Trevor Pinnock or Juan José Mena, among others. In 2013 he was invited to sing Bach’s Johannespassion with Vallès Symphony Orchestra, and with Andorra's National Chamber Orchestra and Orfeó Català at the Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona. He has performed as a soloist in concert halls and festivals in the UK, Belgium, Portugal, USA, Spain, France and Mexico with repertoire ranging from the early baroque to world premieres by living composers. Elías has already sung at Auditorio Kursaal (San Sebastián) performing Beethoven's 9th Symphony together with the internationally acclaimed Orfeón Donostiarra and the OSE. Over the last seasons, he’s sung Die Schöpfung (Haydn), Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle and Haendel’s Dettingen Te Deum in Belgium and the Oratorio de Noël (Saint-Saens) and Haendel’s Messiah in Auditorio Baluarte (Pamplona, Spain). Elías has made his debut in France, Théatre des Champs Elysées in Paris, as Lesbo (Händel, Agrippina) with Ann Hallenberg, Vivica Genaux, Carlos Mena and “Al Ayre Español” conducted by Eduardo López Banzo.
This 2018-2019, Elias will return as Papageno to the Gran Teatre del Liceu and be back at the renowned Halle Händelfestspiele as Melisso in Alcina. In Autumn 2018 he will make his debut at Wexford Opera Festival. In spring 2019, he will be Conte d’Almaviva (Vitoria, Spain) and will sing Bach’s St. John Passion (Christus) and St. Matthew Passion (Arias) in Holland.





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Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Puccini: La Fanciulla del West José Castro Immediately Wexford Festival Opera 2018
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 Bass - arias 1 week Auditorio Baluarte, Pamplona 2017
Verdi: La Traviata Barone Douphol 1 week Opera Andorra 2017
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore Belcore 1 week Teatro Principal Vitoria 2017
Verdi: Falstaff Falstaff 1 week snières-sur-Oise, Abbaye de Royaumont (Francia) 2017