Benjamin Butterfield

Benjamin Butterfield, tenor (Victoria, Canada), is known for his performances throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. He has performed with Sir Andrew Davis, James Conlon, Nicholas McGegan, Charles Dutoit, Leonard Slatkin, Bramwell Tovey, Seiji Ozawa, Bernard Labadie, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Jeffrey Thomas, Trevor Pinnock, Bruno Weil and Marc Minkowski. In recent seasons Benjamin has made multiple appearances with the Baltimore, Nashville, Houston, St. Louis, and Vancouver Symphonies, and the Calgary Philharmonic. He performs regularly with the Bach Choir of Bethlehem including their annual Bach Festival, and in his hometown with Victoria Symphony, Victoria Choral Society, Victoria Philharmonic Choir, and White Rock Concerts. Recent highlights include performances at Carnegie Hall with Orchestra of St. Luke’s (Haydn’s Creation) and Lincoln Center with American Classical Orchestra, the role of Mime in Das Rheingold with Pacific Opera, and stage direction for Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi at the Amalfi Coast Music Festival. He has recorded for Analekta, Dorian, CBC Records, Koch International and Timpani (France). In the fall of 2018, Butterfield was named a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Professor, head of voice, and co-head of performance for the School of Music at the University of Victoria, he was the 2015 recipient of the UVic. Craigdarroch Award for Excellence in Artistic Expression. Previous Yellow Barn musician (2012, 2015)