Ben Bliss

Bliss is a recipient of The Metropolitan Opera's 2021 Beverly Sills Award. Other accolades include a 2016 Martin E. Segal award, the Mozart and Placido Domingo awards at the 2015 Francisco Viñas International Competition, first prize at the 2014 Gerda Lissner Foundation and Licia Albanese­-Puccini Foundation competitions, and the Zarzuela prize at the 2013 Operalia competition.

Recent highlights include the roles Tamino (The Magic Flute) and Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) at The Metropolitan Opera; a return to San Francisco Opera as Chevalier de la Force (Dialogues des Carmelites); and Teatro Colón as Tom Rakewell (The Rake's Progress). In concert, Bliss performed with Orchestre National de France in Pelléas & Méllisande, and with Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin in Solomon.

Bliss' 2023–2024 season includes a house debut with Opéra National de Paris as Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), performances with Bayerische Staatsoper as Tamino (The Magic Flute), a return to Canadian Opera Company in Don Giovanni, and concert performances of Beethoven's 9ᵗʰ Symphony with San Francisco Symphony.

While in the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, Bliss made his The Metropolitan Opera stage debut as Vogelgesang (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) under James Levine, and has since returned as Steuermann (The Flying Dutchman) under Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Tamino (The Magic Flute), and Belmonte (The Abduction from the Seraglio). Bliss made his European debut as Belmonte (The Abduction from the Seraglio) in the 2025 Glyndebourne tour.

Other highlights include Tamino (The Magic Flute) at Los Angeles Opera and Opera Philadelphia, Ferrando (Così fan tutte) at Seattle Opera, Canadian Opera Company, and Oper Frankfurt, Tom Rakewell (The Rake's Progress) at Boston Lyric Opera, and Flamand Capriccio and Robert Wilson in Peter Sellars' new production of Doctor Atomic at Santa Fe Opera.

Concert highlights include debuts with LA Phil under Gustavo Dudamel, New York Philharmonic as Tony in Bernstein's West Side Story Concert Suite No. 1 with Alan Gilbert, Haydn's Creation and Cassio (Otello) at the May Festival under James Conlon, a house and role debut as Count Camille de Rosillon (The Merry Widow) at Gran Teatre del Liceu, and a U.S. recital tour including Carnegie Hall with pianist Lachlan Glen. Ben also appeared alongside Isabel Leonard for Ferdinand and Miranda's love duet from The Tempest at The Metropolitan Opera's 50th Anniversary Gala.