British opera tenor Ben Segal will be playing the role of Piangi in Windmill's 2013 production of Phantom Of The Opera.
Benjamin Segal, trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he was awarded the Harold Rosenthal Prize – continuing his studies at the National Opera Studio where his roles included Ferrando Cosi Fan Tutte, Belmonte/Pedrillo Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Tamino Die Zauberflöte, Oronte Alcina, Tom Rakewell The Rake's Progress, Lensky Eugene Onegin, Le Mari Les Mamelles de Tirésias and Laërte Mignon. He is a recipient of a Samling Foundation Scholarship and was a participant in the Britten-Pears Young Artist Program at the Aldeburgh Festival, for which he sang the role of Mr Upfold Albert Herring. He participated in the Summer Program at the Salzburg Mozarteum, receiving tuition from Maestro Walter Berry.
Benjamin has performed at many renowned Opera Houses and Concert Halls including Glyndebourne Festival Opera House, where he sang Monostatos Die Zauberflöte under the baton of Sir Charles Mackerras. Other roles include Alfred Die Fledermaus for Scottish Opera; the title role in Orpheus in the Underworld, Bogdanovic Merry Widow and Spoletta Tosca for Opera Holland Park; Snout/Lysander A Midsummer Night's Dream for British Youth Opera; Fenton Falstaff, Count Almaviva Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Don Basilio/Don Curzio The Marriage of Figaro, Don Ottavio Don Giovanni and Nathanial/Spalanzani/Franz The Tales of Hoffmann for Mid Wales Opera. He has also covered roles at Opera North, Scottish Opera and Garsington Festival Opera.
Benjamin Segal's concert engagements include performances at the Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, the Royal Opera House Crush Bar, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Colston Hall, St John Smith's Square, St James' Piccadilly and the Sage Gateshead; with performances of Missa Solemnis; The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with Adrian Partington and Bristol/Birmingham Choral Society, The Serenade for Music at the Edinburgh Festival; Bach B minor Mass under the direction of Maasaki Suzuki at the Aldeburgh Festival, The Evangelist in St John Passion at Dorchester Abbey and a world premiere of 'Child' by Benjamin Wallfisch at Cadogan Hall, Sloane Square and most recently Britten's Seranade for Tenor, Horn and Strings at Kings place with the Orchestra of St John conducted by John Lubbock