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James Benjamin Rodgers

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James Benjamin Rodgers, singer, tenor, the official website, new zealand ...more

Background Information

Employment History

Tenor

First Presbyterian Church


Graduate Student

Manhattan School of Music


Singer

New Zea


Goro

New Zealand Opera


Gastone In La Traviata

Toledo Opera


Affiliations

American Musical Theatre Ensemble

Member


Manhattan School Opera Studio

Member


Education

Manhattan School of Music


Web References(23 Total References)


James Benjamin Rodgers Tenor - Biography

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James Benjamin Rodgers
Born in New Zealand, James Benjamin Rodgers has appeared with the Ravinia Festival, Merola Opera Program, Toledo Opera, Opera Omaha, Southern Sinfonia, The Little Orchestra Society of New York, Orpheus Choir, Trinity Wall Street, Banff Centre, Mac-Haydn Theatre, New Zealand Opera, Theatre Workshop of Nantucket, Opera Company of Middlebury, Red Light New Music and the Paul Dresher Ensemble. In 2015 James appeared with the Argento Ensemble in their new arrangement of Mahler's Das Lied von Der Erde for chamber orchestra. This performace was named in the New York Concert Review's Top Ten Performances of 2015. He also travelled to China to perform at the Beijing Modern Music Festival in Encounters, a new opera by composer Mojiao Wang. James then returned to New Zealand for acclaimed productions of Madame Butterfly and Tosca with New Zealand Opera. In 2016 James returned to New Zealand Opera, performing Anthony in Sondheim's Sweeney Todd. He also appeared with the Theater Workshop of Nantucket in the roles of Frank in Annie Get Your Gun and Harold in The Full Monty. James has performed numerous roles in both Opera and Musical Theatre. He is a passionate advocate of the art song repertoire and a champion of new music. His awards include: An Arts Excellence Award from the Malvina Major Foundation (2010), Winner of the Joy in Singing Competition (2008), Winner of the Lotte Lenya Competition (2007), Wellington Rotary Scholarship, Marie D'Albini Scholarship, Bell Gully Travel Award, Sir Henry Cooper Memorial Scholarship in Music, as well as grants from the Lankhuyzen/Whetu Kairangi Masonic Trust, The Kurt Weill Foundation, Merola Opera and the Malvina Major Foundation. A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, James was the Orvis Foundation Scholar and received the Janet D. Schenck Award for his distinguished contribution to the life of the school. James resides in New York City. All Rights Reserved © James Benjamin Rodgers. 2008


James Benjamin Rodgers Tenor - Biography

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James Benjamin Rodgers
A native of New Zealand, James has performed at the Kauffman Center, Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Riverside Church, and the renowned Joe's Pub in New York City. James' roles include: Pluto in Offenbach's Orpheus and the Underworld; Sam in Kurt Weill's Street Scene, Britten's Albert Herring, Monteverdi's L'Orfeo; Tamino in Mozart's Die Zauberflote; Nadir in Bizet's Les Pecheurs des Perles; The Baker in Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods; Billy in Weill's Mahagonny Songspeil. This season James will perform with Opera on the Avalon, the Banff Center's Opera as Theatre program as well as performing Schumann's Dichterliebe on April 8th with pianist Jillian Zack. James will also take the role of Marco Polo in the World Premiere of Christopher Cerrone's Invisible Cities, to be staged in New York at the Italian Academy in May. James is currently working on his debut recording with renowned pianist Kenneth Merrill. James resides in New York City. All Rights Reserved © James Benjamin Rodgers. 2008


James Benjamin Rodgers Tenor - Biography

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James Benjamin Rodgers
Born in New Zealand, James Benjamin Rodgers has appeared with the Ravinia Festival, Merola Opera Program, Toledo Opera, Opera Omaha, Southern Sinfonia, The Little Orchestra Society of New York, Orpheus Choir, Trinity Wall Street, Banff Centre, Mac-Haydn Theatre, New Zealand Opera, Theatre Workshop of Nantucket, Opera Company of Middlebury, Red Light New Music and the Paul Dresher Ensemble. In 2015 James appeared with the Argento Ensemble in their new arrangement of Mahler's Das Lied von Der Erde for chamber orchestra. This performace was named in the New York Concert Review's Top Ten Performances of 2015. He also travelled to China to perform at the Beijing Modern Music Festival in Encounters, a new opera by composer Mojiao Wang. James then returned to New Zealand for acclaimed productions of Madame Butterfly and Tosca with New Zealand Opera. In 2016 James returned to New Zealand Opera, performing Anthony in Sondheim's Sweeney Todd. He also appeared with the Theater Workshop of Nantucket in the roles of Frank in Annie Get Your Gun and Harold in The Full Monty. James has performed numerous roles in both Opera and Musical Theatre. He is a passionate advocate of the art song repertoire and a champion of new music. His awards include: An Arts Excellence Award from the Malvina Major Foundation (2010), Winner of the Joy in Singing Competition (2008), Winner of the Lotte Lenya Competition (2007), Wellington Rotary Scholarship, Marie D'Albini Scholarship, Bell Gully Travel Award, Sir Henry Cooper Memorial Scholarship in Music, as well as grants from the Lankhuyzen/Whetu Kairangi Masonic Trust, The Kurt Weill Foundation, Merola Opera and the Malvina Major Foundation. A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, James was the Orvis Foundation Scholar and received the Janet D. Schenck Award for his distinguished contribution to the life of the school. James resides in New York City. All Rights Reserved © James Benjamin Rodgers. 2008


Calendar 2015

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James Benjamin Rodgers
James Benjamin Rodgers - Tenor James directs one of Mozart's most popular pieces with a wonderful double cast of students from the Manhattan School of Music. James Rodgers, Director James joins the First Presbyterian Church of New York for a recording of Choral music in commemoration of their 300th year. Mark - James Benjamin Rodgers Goro - James Benjamin Rodgers Tenor - James Benjamin Rodgers Spoletta - James Benjamin Rodgers Spoletta - James Benjamin Rodgers All Rights Reserved © James Benjamin Rodgers. 2008


Mac-Haydn Theatre

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MHT Alum Spotlight: James Rodgers
James Rodgers (Young Frankenstein 2014) has spent the last few months working with New Zealand Opera on Sweeney Todd. MHT was able to catch up with James as he returned to the States.


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