Benjamin Cole, bass-baritone, has appeared as a soloist with Cantata Singers, New Bedford Symphony, the Quincy Chorus, the Old North Singers and Players, and The AUROS Group for new music. He has performed the roles of Balthazar in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Escamillo in Carmen, and title role in The Marriage of Figaro with Raylynmor Opera.
As a regular performer with the Longwood Opera, Mr. Cole has appeared in the roles of Marcello, Masseto, Superintendent Budd, Morales, and Marcello in La Boheme. Mr. Cole’s other New England appearances include Gasparo in Rita, Uberto in La Serva Padron, and Pish-Tush in The Mikado. A constant supporter of contemporary music, Mr. Cole performed the role of Enemy Sentry in Comedy of the Bridge with the Aspen Opera Theater Center and created the role of Milos in the world premier of Robert Ceely’s Automobile Graveyard. As a student at the New England Conservatory Mr. Cole appeared as a soloist with the Chamber Singers, The Conservatory Chorus, and was frequently featured with the Contemporary Ensemble under John Heiss performing such works as Ligeti’s Aventures and Schoenberg’s Serenade.