Young Romanian bass Beniamin Pop joined the ensemble at Deutsche Oper am Rhein in 2018 after two seasons at the opera studio. His repertoire in Düsseldorf/ Duisburg includes Melisso/ Alcina, Masetto/ Don Giovanni, Sarastro/ Kinderzauberflöte, Publio/ La Clemenza di Tito, Angelotti/ Tosca, Colline/ La Bohème, Il Dottore/ La Traviata, Montano/ Otello, Un Frate/ Don Carlo, Il Conte di Ceprano/ Rigoletto, Surin/ The Queen of Spades, Lakai/ Ariadne auf Naxos, Le Fauteuil/ L’Arbre in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges, Benvolio in Blacher’s Romeo und Julia, Bull Wild Thing in Knussen’s Where the Wild Things Are and Rentier in Lange’s Schneekönigin. His new roles this season are Figaro/ Le nozze di Figaro, Zuniga/ Carmen, Fouquier Tinville/ Andrea Chénier and Monster/ Der gestiefelte Kater.
Beniamin Pop started his professional career at Romanian National Opera House Cluj-Napoca in 2014, where he had a chance to perform a variety of roles such as Reinmar von Zweter/ Tannhäuser, Samuel/ Un Ballo in Maschera, Monterone/ Rigoletto, Lodovico/ Otello, Angelotti and Sciarrone / Tosca, Betto di Signa/ Gianni Schicchi, Il Talpa/ Il Tabarro, Un Mandarino/ Turandot and Johann/ Werther. As a guest he has appeared as Colline/ La Bohème and Surin/ The Queen of Spades at Aalto Theatre Essen, as Angelotti/ Tosca at Landestheater Coburg and as Truffaldin/ Lakai/ Ariadne auf Naxos with the National Radio Orchestra in Bucharest.
In concert Beniamin Pop has sung bass solos in Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Requiem, Schubert’s Mass in G major, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, a.o. He obtained his Master's degree from the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in Cluj-Napoca in 2016 and has participated in masterclasses with Marius Vlad, Linda Watson, Bo Skovhus, Franz Grundheber, Peter Seiffert and Helen Donath. He was a finalist at the Belvedere Competition 2018 and at the Virginia Zeani Competition 2019.