Beniamin Pop


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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 Figaro Le nozze di Figaro, Leporello and Masetto Don Giovanni, Sarastro Kinderzauberflöte, Publio La Clemenza di Tito, Melisso Alcina, Angelotti and Sagristano Tosca, Colline La Bohème, Dottore La Traviata, Medico Macbeth, Montano Otello, Frate Don Carlo, Conte di Ceprano Rigoletto, Bertrand The Maiden of Orleans,Surin The Queen of Spades, Lakai Ariadne auf Naxos, Zuniga Carmen, Le Fauteuil/ Arbre L'enfant et les sortilèges, Benvolio in Blacher's Romeo und Julia, Bull Wild Thing in Knussen's Where the wild Things are, Rentier in Lange's Schneekönigin and Monster in Montsalvatge's 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. He made his role debut in the summer 2022 as Landgraf Tannhäuser at the Opera Festival Heidenheim.

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 as well as the role of Creonte in Haydn's Orfeo ed Euridice concertante at Tonhalle Düsseldorf, conducted by Adam Fischer. 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.


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