Performance Database

Arnold Bezuyen

The dutch tenor Arnold Bezuyen started his career right after his studies at the University of Amsterdam at the “Hoofdstad Operette”. After his advanced training at the “Operastudio Amsterdam”, he continued his career at the Theatre of Augsburg, the Theatre of Bremen as well as at the Wiener Staatsoper embodying roles such as Pinkerton, Ismael, Turriddu, Italian Singer, Cassio, Alfred, Tamino, Alwa, Matteo, Erik and Loge.

Furthermore, over the years the roles of Mime and Herodes proved to be his most frequent embodied roles and therefore make up a very important part of his occupation both professionally and personally.

Bezuyen made his first debut with the role of Mime at the Bayreuth Festival in 1998 conducted by James Levine. He continued working there for the following 15 years. In 2020 Bezuyen will return to the Bayreuth Festival and perform within his fourth production of the Ring des Nibelungen both Mime in Rheingold and Siegfried.

Moreover, he continued his career internationally so far in Amsterdam (Italian Singer, Floristan), at the Liceu Barcelona (Schuijski), at the Deutsche Oper Berlin (Matteo), in Bonn (Loge), Düsseldorf (Loge, Klaus Narr), Frankfurt (Broucek), Hamburg (Stewa), Innsbruck, (Gregor, Alfred), Kassel (Schuijski, Mime), Leipzig (Arindal), at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden London (David), in Los Angeles (Loge), at the Milanese Scala (Der Bucklige), at the Metropolitan Opera New York (Loge), in Neapel (Loge), Paris (Faust), Prag (Mime), Reisopera Enschede (Floristan, Max), Stuttgart (Loge, Lied von der Erde), Tokyo (Loge, Mime, Siegfried, Bacchus), Valencia (Schuijski) and Vienna (Erik, Italian Singer, Alwa, Loge, Froh, Tamino).

His concert repertoire includes Das Lied von der Erde, 9th Symphony by Beethoven, Missa Solemnis, 8.Symphonie von Mahler, Stabat Mater by Dvorak, Das klagende Lied, Die Sieben Todsünden, König Kandaules, and Les Noces. Adding to that, Klaus Narr (Gurre Lieder) is another well-established part for Arnold Bezuyen which was so far performed in Paris (Salle Pleyel), Monte Carlo, Philharmonie Berlin, Strassbourg, Bilbao, Aalborg und Aarhus.

Alongside his opera career Bezuyen enjoys to give recital evenings performing songs by Beethoven, Berg, Schubert, Schumann, Strauss and Wolf.

Furthermore, Arnold Bezuyen has worked with several well-known orchestra directors such as Pierre Boulez, Sir Andres Davis, Christoph Eschenbach, Adam Fischer, Marek Janowski, Julia Jones, Philippe Jordan, Gustav Kuhn, James Levine, Fabio Luisi, Andris Nelsons, Seiji Ozawa, Antonio Pappano, Simon Rattle, Christian Thielemann and Jaap van Zweden.

He has also contributed to many CD productions including Das Rheingold (Loge, Christian Thielemann), Das Rheingold (Loge, Gustav Kuhn), Das klagende Lied (Jaap van Zweden), Gurre Lieder (Klaus Narr, Marc Albrecht), Gurre Lieder (Klaus Narr, Günter Neuhold), Gurre Lieder (Klaus Narr, John Fiore) and 9th Symphony by Beethoven (Kristjan Järvi); he recorded CDs with songs by Richard Strauss, Robert Schumann and Alban Berg.

Engagements in Bayreuth

Year Opera Part
2023 Siegfried Mime
2023 Das Rheingold Mime
2022 Siegfried Mime
2022 Das Rheingold Mime
2012 Parsifal 1. Gralsritter
2012 Tristan und Isolde Ein Hirt
2012 Tannhäuser Heinrich der Schreiber
2011 Parsifal 1. Gralsritter
2011 Tristan und Isolde Ein Hirt
2011 Tannhäuser Heinrich der Schreiber
2010 Parsifal 1. Gralsritter
2010 Das Rheingold Loge
2009 Parsifal 1. Gralsritter
2009 Das Rheingold Loge
2009 Tristan und Isolde Ein Hirt
2008 Parsifal 1. Gralsritter
2008 Das Rheingold Loge
2008 Tristan und Isolde Ein Hirt
2007 Das Rheingold Loge
2007 Tannhäuser Heinrich der Schreiber
2006 Tristan und Isolde Ein Hirt
2006 Das Rheingold Loge
2005 Tannhäuser Heinrich der Schreiber
2005 Lohengrin 1. Edler
2005 Tristan und Isolde Ein Hirt
2004 Das Rheingold Loge
2004 Tannhäuser Heinrich der Schreiber
2003 Das Rheingold Loge
2003 Tannhäuser Heinrich der Schreiber
2002 Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Balthasar Zorn, Zinngießer
2002 Das Rheingold Loge
2002 Lohengrin 2. Edler
2002 Tannhäuser Heinrich der Schreiber
2001 Parsifal 1. Gralsritter
2001 Lohengrin 2. Edler
2001 Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Balthasar Zorn, Zinngießer
2000 Lohengrin 2. Edler
2000 Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Augustin Moser, Schneider
2000 Parsifal 1. Gralsritter
1999 Parsifal 1. Gralsritter
1999 Lohengrin 2. Edler
1998 Das Rheingold Loge