“Of course, the opening funereal measures of the Requiem had a sobering effect, but even here, Mozart did not neglect the element of theatricality. Dashon Burton’s thundering basso in “Tuba mirum” was a stunner, followed by Butterfield’s clarion tenor, Atkinson’s silky mezzo, and Colton’s sweet and airy soprano — in fact an entire progression of […]
“Benjamin Butterfield, perfectly cast for the lyric tenor part, offered memorable performances of If With All Your Hearts and Then Shall the Righteous Shine Forth, both arias tenor favourites the world over. Always a musical and intelligent singer, he is, understandably a favourite with Calgarians.” -Read more at Calgary Herald.
Tenor Benjamin Butterfield’s prolific recording catalog has grown, with two new albums being released in recent months: Ukrainian Art Song Project, Galicians II – The Art Songs Available Here The Bach Choir of Bethlehem & Bach Festival Orchestra – Bach and Handel Available Here The exuberant and cosmic music of Johann Sebastian Bach and George […]
“The vocal soloists — soprano Alisa Jordheim, tenor Benjamin Butterfield, bass-baritone Michael Dean and, especially, the lustrous-toned mezzo Diana Moore — sang vividly.” — Read more at The Baltimore Sun.
“The other essential element, Ben Butterfield as the Evangelist, was confident and his diction excellent. He judged the text perfectly, and was dramatic and dynamic when appropriate.” — Read more at Music in Victoria.
“If I were to write a Twitter review of Sunday’s concert by Benjamin Butterfield and Sarah Hagen, it would go something like this: “Lyrical. Whimsical. Intimate. Multicultural. Excellent!…The headliners, tenor Benjamin Butterfield and pianist Sarah Hagen, both internationally acclaimed musicians, put together a fantastic program that gave the audience a taste of music from many […]
‘Benjamin Butterfield was the tenor soloist in a part perfectly suited to his considerable voice and talents. Always expressive and stylish, he was outstanding in the part — a real Mozart tenor.” — Read more at Calgary Herald.
“Taylor followed with a rendition of ‘Where’ere you walk’ from Handel’s Semele that was truly sublime. The transcendence that we were about to experience in the ensuing hours had begun to unfold…Next came world famous Canadian tenor Benjamin Butterfield singing Mandoline by Claude Debussy, Marie by Randy Newman, and Die Taubenpost by Franz Schubert. Butterfield, […]
“Bach got what he deserved last Friday evening. That is, the perfect setting for his music at Lehigh University’s Packer Memorial Church…The soloists, who have all appeared at past festivals, are familiar with the works of Bach and always able to portray the power and mystery of his work. They are soprano Agnes Zsigovics, bass […]
“The performance of the Mozart Requiem could hardly be bettered anywhere…Benjamin Butterfield completely in his element in music that suits his voice and singing in every way…” – Read more