Benjamin Bunsold, tenor
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Benjamin Bunsold has sung principle roles and concerts throughout the US and abroad with various opera companies
and orchestras. Most recently, he made his Los Angeles, CA debut singing the lead male role of Emil Bergson in the
World Premiere of Philip Westin's Marie's Orchard with Center Stage Opera and returned to LA as a guest soloist in
Center Stage Opera’s Operatic Masterpieces Concert. He will return to LA this summer to perform Count Almaviva in
Il Barbiere di Siviglia in his 3rd appearance with Center Stage Opera. Other upcoming engagements for 2012 include
Fenton in Falstaff for Opera Idaho and the tenor soloist in Mozart’s Requiem for the New River Valley Symphony
Orchestra at Virginia Tech University.
In recent seasons, he has performed Alfred in Die Fledermaus at Opera Delaware, St Petersburg Opera, and Arbor
Opera, Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte at Shreveport Opera and St Petersburg Opera, and Beppe in I Pagliacci at Opera
Columbus, He was also a featured soloist in Opera Columbus' Summer Concert Series for the past two summers and
sang for former President George W. Bush and his family at Van Cliburn's Christmas Party honoring the former
Other previous roles include Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor for Opera Company of North Carolina, Il Duca in
Rigoletto and Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi with Winter Opera St. Louis, Alfredo in La Traviata with Fremont Opera
(CA), and Asheville Lyric Opera, George in Rorem's Our Town for Opera Idaho, Laurie in Little Women for Opera
Delaware and Fort Worth Opera, Gastone in La Traviata for Opera Memphis and for Der Groschen Oper in Germany,
and Camille in The Merry Widow and Frederick in Pirates of Penzance for Opera New Jersey.
In other recent seasons Mr. Bunsold sang the roles of Fenton in Falstaff at Fort Worth Opera and Nemorino in L’Elisir
d’amore and Il Duca in Rigoletto for Opera in the Heights in Houston, TX. In Mark Adamo’s new opera, Lysistrata, he
sang Nico in a concert presented by the composer with the Van Cliburn Foundations’ Cliburn at the Modern series in
Fort Worth, Texas.
Mr. Bunsold has been accepted to several prestigious resident artist/apprenticeship programs. In 2005/’06, he
participated in the Glimmerglass Opera Young American Apprenticeship Program. The previous year he was engaged
by the Utah Festival Opera and from 2004 - 2006 he was a Resident Artist with Fort Worth Opera. In 2007/’08, he
worked with Sherrill Milnes at VOICExperience in Tampa, Florida and at Opera Tampa.
An active concert soloist, Mr. Bunsold has performed with the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra, Tucson Symphony
Orchestra, Sinfonia da Camera, the Kalamazoo Orchestra, and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. He has been a
featured soloist in such works as Handel's Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Haydn’s Creation and Lord Nelson Mass,
Schubert’s Mass in e flat minor, Vivaldi’s Gloria, the tenor soloist in Carmina Burana at the Southern Arizona
Symphony Orchestra. and numerous recitals and concerts. Mr. Bunsold has received prizes from The Harold Haugh
Vocal Competition, the Anna Sosenko Artist Assist Trust, the Bel Canto Vocal Scholarship Competition, NATS
regional and state vocal competitions, and the Opera Columbus International Vocal Competition.
Benjamin is a native of Marysville, Ohio. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and
earned a Master of Music degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.