Baritone Benjamin Dickerson has recently been seen in recital on the stages of Carnegie’s Weill Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, the Caramoor Center for the Performing Arts, the Greene Space, and Hahn Hall in Santa Barbara. The 2018/19 season sees Mr. Dickerson returning to Florida Grand Opera for his second season, singing the roles of Schaunard in La Bohème, Mr. Kahlo/Mr. Rockefeller in Rodriguez’s biopic Frida, and Albert in Werther. In the summer of 2018, he made his role debut as Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro under the baton of James Conlon at Music Academy of the West. Last season, Dickerson covered the roles of Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor) and Alvaro (Florencia en el Amazonas) as well as performing 1st Soldier in Salome.
Mr. Dickerson joined the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts as a 2017 Schwab Vocal Rising Star in New York Festival of Song’s Emerging Artist Series. As the winner of the Marilyn Horne Competition, he performed a national recital tour culminating in a performance event in the Greene Space in New York, broadcast live on WQXR alongside Isabel Leonard and Marilyn Horne.
Mr. Dickerson spent the summers of 2015 and 2016 as a Gerdine Young Artist at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, performing in the premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon’s new version of The Grapes of Wrath, the Wigmaker in Ariadne of Naxos and covering the roles of Schaunard in La Bohème and Pyralyl in the world premier of Jack Perla’s Shalimar the Clown.
As a native of Vermont, Benjamin enjoys frequent collaboration with the Burlington Chamber Orchestra and the Burlington Choral Society, performing works such as Haydn’s The Seasons, Handel’s Messiah, and Francois Joseph Gossec’s Messa di Requiem.
Benjamin received his Bachelor of Music from the Manhattan School of Music in 2017. While at the Manhattan School of Music, Mr. Dickerson won 1st prize in the Ades Vocal Competition and performed the leading roles in Don Giovanni, The Dangerous Liaisons, and Le roi l’a Dit under the batons of Kenneth Merrill and George Manahan Other recent credits include Dandini (La cenerentola), Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Ben (The Telephone), Gaudenzio (Il Signor Bruschino), Ottone (L’Incoronazione di Poppea), and Papageno (Die Zauberflöte).