Benjamin Butterfield enjoys an international career
as one of Canada's most successful and sought-after artists. He
has performed to critical acclaim throughout North America and Europe
and most recently also in Israel and New Zealand. The San Francisco
Examiner has described him as "...a master of [Bach] literature..."
concert Mr. Butterfield has been a guest performer with Marc Minkowski
and Les Musiciens du Louvre, Trevor Pinnock and The English Concert,
Bruno Weil and the Carmel Bach Festival ("Best debuting artist in
the '96 season" by The San Francisco Chronicle) and with Nicholas
McGegan and The Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. He has been heard
at the BBC Proms, Carnegie Hall, and on TV broadcasts of Messiah
from Halle, Germany.
a popular recording artist, he has made many recordings of the music
of Bach, Britten, Schütz and Haydn (CBC, Koch, Marquis) with
the American Bach Soloists, the Aldeburgh Connection, and Tafelmusik
and most recently with the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra singing
French and German opera arias. His operatic credits include debuts
in The Barber of Seville under Carlo Rizzi at Welsh National
Opera, The Magic Flute with New York City Opera, Tamerlano,
directed by Jonathan Miller, at Glimmerglass Opera conducted by
Jane Glover and in Die Fledermaus with Edmonton opera.
Other credits include Cosi fan tutte, Don Pasquale, Cunning
Little Vixen, Eugene Onegin, and Turn of the Screw.
Future engagements include recordings for Sony Classics, Pearl
Fishers with Calgary Opera, and Jephtha with the Rias
Kammerchor in Europe.