Bass Benjamin Sieverding has been recognized by critics nationwide for his “surprising depth” (Boulder Daily Camera), “natural gift for comedy,” and “full, rich sound” (Ann Arbor Observer). This season he joins Minnesota Opera as a Resident Artist, performing as Truffaldino in Ariadne auf Naxos, Sarastro/Der Sprecher in Die Zauberflöte, and Sacristan in Tosca.
Sieverding has recently been seen in productions with Opera Philadelphia, Opera Colorado, and The Santa Fe Opera, where he made his mainstage debut in the world premiere of Oscar. As an active soloist and recitalist, Sieverding performs both regionally and internationally. Notable appearances have included a European tour of Verdi’s Messa da Requiem and a concert at the United States embassy in Paris for Daniel Pearl World Music Day. Sieverding is a three-time district winner and regional finalist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Other distinctions include placement in the finals of the Brava! Opera Theater and James M. Collier, Schubert Club, and Coeur d’Alene Symphony young artist competitions, and winning the Birmingham Musicale and FAVA Grand Concours de Chant. Sieverding completed post-graduate studies in Vocal Performance at the University of Michigan, where he also received his Master of Music degree. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from South Dakota State University.
Upcoming engagements include productions of Otello with the Minnesota Orchestra, and Roméo et Juliette and La bohème with Minnesota Opera.