Benjamin Appl trained as a chorister at the renowned Regensburger Domspatzen, and continued his studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, München, and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London. He became an exclusive SONY Classical recording artist in May 2016 and his first solo album ‘Heimat’, released in March 2017, contains German and English Songs. Appl was a BBC New Generation Artist, and an ECHO Rising Star artist for the 2015/16 season. He will make his Classical Opera début in Mozart’s Apollo et Hyacinthus in June 2017. Other operatic roles include Owen Wingrave (title role) at the Banff Festival, Aeneas (Dido and Aeneas) at the Aldeburgh and Brighton Festivals, Schaunard (La bohème) with the Munich Radio Orchestra, Baron Tusenbach (Eötvös’s Tri Sestri) for the Deutsche Staatsoper and a new commission for Bregenz Festival (Das Leben am Rande der Milchstraße by Bernhard Gander).