Benjamin Seifert (baritone) read Modern Languages at St Peter’s College, Oxford. He then trained at ENO’s The Knack and the Royal Academy of Music. In 2004 he performed as a soloist in Orlando Gough’s For the Public Good at ENO and has since sung at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Cadogan Hall, the Purcell Room and the Wigmore Hall. He has worked with the Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company at Buxton, British Youth Opera, Grange Park Opera, Opera Holland Park, Opera by Definition, Tête à Tête Opera and Arcola Opera. Recent operatic roles include Colas (Bastien & Bastienne), Zaretzsky (Eugene Onegin) Harlekin (Ariadne auf Naxos), Don Giovanni, the Count, (Le Nozze di Figaro), Bill Bobstay (HMS Pinafore), the Foreman (Trial by Jury) and Marcello (La Bohème) at the Soho Theatre, winning the Olivier Award for Best New Opera Production. Oratorio work includes Messiah, Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle, Fauré’s Requiem and the St Matthew Passion.
"Benjamin Seifert's chestnutty baritone and sparky acting as Laurette's duped father"
What's on Stage, Le Docteur Miracle
"Benjamin Seifert has a deep, rich tone as Le Podestat, the Mayor, drawn with sincerity and humour"
Bachtrack, Le Docteur Miracle
"Benjamin Seiffert’s Mayor offered beautiful darkness of tone a pleasingly, though not exaggeratedly, smouldering presence, and last, but not least, an impressive turn as flautist"
Boulezian Blogspot, Le Docteur Miracle