Benjamin Oxley

Benjamin Oxley (Tenor).  After studying at the Tasmanian Conservatorium, Benjamin  joined Opera Queensland, and subsequently Opera Australia, performing a variety of small roles. His further vocal study took him to England, initially on contract with English National Opera (ENO), with whom he toured Russia. Since leaving the ENO, Benjamin has pursued operatic and concert work and has appeared with Netherlands Opera in Lohengrin, Opera de Vlaamse in Billy Budd, and with Nationale Reisopera in Der fliegende Holländer, Parsifal, Manon Lescaut, Fidelio and Le Grande Macabre, the latter in the presence of the composer György Ligeti. Benjamin has worked with many leading conductors, including Harry Bicket, Richard Bonynge, Stuart Challender, Paul Daniel, Sir Mark Elder, Valery Gergiev, Elgar Howarth, Sir Charles Mackerras, Edo de Waart and Jaap van Zweden. Most notably, he was invited to appear in Simon Boccanegra and Tristan und Isolde with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado in Berlin, and toured with the orchestra to the Salzburg Easter Festival, as well as to Tokyo, Japan.

 

Operatic roles include: the title role in The Tales of Hoffmann (Rockdale Opera Company), Riccardo in A Masked Ball (Northern Opera, Newcastle-upon Tyne), Alfredo in La Traviata and Lindoro in The Italian Girl in Algiers (St. Alban's Chamber Opera), The Duke in Rigoletto (Activopera), Nadir in The Pearl Fishers (Belcanto Opera), Gustavus in A Masked Ball and Don Jose in Carmen (Riverside Opera, London).