BENFA – OPERA
“I am extremely grateful to participate in this event as a member of the local Chinese community and I look forward to learning from other local artists” – Benfa.
This week, as part of the NDG Intercultural Festival 2020, discover the opera with Benfa!
Benfa began his journey to study opera at the age of 16. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music with a specialization in opera from the Shenyang Conservatory of Music in Shenyang, China. He has won national-level competitions while gaining valuable experience performing several arias by Mozart. After his graduation in 2010, as a full-fledged baritone he was enlisted in the PLA Beijing Military Art Troupe as a full-time performer. As a result of his outstanding work, he debuted in the Chinese Operatic scene and performed in hundreds of shows, including the Long March. He has also appeared as a judge on several talent shows, such as China’s Avenue of Stars from the national broadcaster CCTV.
Benfa came to Montreal in 2018 in hopes of improving his vocal skills, while also studying the essence of Bel Canto as an artist. Most recently, he has won several Chinese overseas competitions such as the China Water Cup Cube 2019 and has appeared as a guest performer on several occasions, including Montréal en Lumière 2019.
During his spare time, Benfa enjoys cooking, playing with his son, and exploring new cultures. He enjoys living in NDG and expects to continue living here in the future. Benfa strongly believes that mankind will defeat COVID in the foreseeable future so that everyone can come out and enjoy the show!