Benjamin was born in Australia and studied at the Elder Conservatorium of Music and the Australian Opera Studio. He is a former member of State Opera South Australia’s Young Artist Program.
His roles for Opera Australia include the Emperor: Turandot, Young Collector: Streetcar Named Desire, Jamie/Freddy Eynsford-Hill: My Fair Lady, Samuel: Pirates of Penzance, Mr Erlanson: A Little Night Music, Tenor Chorus: Love of the Nightingale, Fortune Teller: Lakmé, Goro: Madama Butterfly, Remendado: Carmen, Messenger: Aida, Hindu: Salome, Notary: Don Pasquale, Alfredo: La traviata (Oz Opera).
Roles for other companies include Ferrando: Così fan tutte, Tamino/Monostatos: The Magic Flute, Beppe: Pagliacci, Flute: Midsummer Night’s Dream; Der Ring, Paris: Roméo et Juliette (SOSA); The Conservationist:Undertow (Finnish National Opera/Adelaide Festival of Arts); Soloist: St John’s, Smith Square, London (English Chamber Orchestra); Quint: Turn of the Screw, Oronte: Alcina, Tito: La clemenza di Tito (AOS); Cinderella’s Prince: Into The Woods, Harry the Horse: Guys and Dolls (Adelaide Festival Centre/Adelaide Symphony Orchestra); Maltby and Shire’s world première of Take Flight; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change! (SINGular Productions/SOSA); and Tenor soloist Messiah (MSO).
PERFORMANCES WITH STATE OPERA SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Enoch Snow – Carousel (2021)
Pirates of Penzance (2007)
High Priest of Amon – Akhnaten (2002)
Paris – Romeo et Juliette (2000)