Ben Kazez has been praised for his “velvety and full voice” by Barcelona Clássica. He regularly performs as a soloist in Europe and the U.S., and has sung in the Netherlands Bach Society and the Monteverdi Choir under Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
Ben recently studied and performed the music of Charpentier with William Christie in Les Arts Florissants masterclasses, sang Valens in Handel’s Theodora under Christian Curnyn and Dame Sarah Connolly, and performed Handel’s Hercules under Václav Luks and Shunske Sato. In the 2021–22 season he sings Pilate and arias in Bach’s St John Passion in Amsterdam, Schumann’s Dichterliebe in San Francisco, and Charpentier with Emmanuel Resche-Caserta.
As an ensemble singer Ben has performed at the Salzburg Festival, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Berlin Philharmonie, Vienna Musikverein, Teatro La Fenice, Westminster Cathedral, Palace of Versailles, and the BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall.
Ben is passionate about the music of J.S. Bach and has performed the Passions (Christus, Pilatus, and arias), B Minor Mass, and 40 cantatas. During the pandemic he created a digital resource that Juilliard and other libraries use to help people learn about early vocal music. He is fluent in French and Italian.
“Velvety and full voice…he delivered all his arias with great polish.” Barcelona Clássica
“Remarkable.” San Francisco Classical Voice