Sound Bites — Ben Bliss
Ben Bliss has the clean, clear, unaffected delivery that’s ideal for Mozart and for American music — and he will be singing plenty of both this month. The twenty-nine-year-old tenor from Prairie Village, Kansas, takes on Tony in the West Side Story Concert Suite No. 1 in June parks concerts with Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic, then heads to Des Moines Metro Opera for Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, which opens on June 26. When Entführung ends its run in July, Bliss rejoins the NYPO for more West Side Story concerts in Vail and Santa Barbara.