Dzifa Benson

Writer | Producer | Performance Maker


Libretti and Classical Music

Dzifa often works with contemporary classical music composers providing words to go with the music of their concertos, operas and recitals. These include both British and European composers.


Confession - The Royal Opera House/Jerwood Space

Dzifa was a member of The Genesis Foundation's VOX/The Singing Word course at The Royal Opera House and Jerwood Space in 2011. She collaborated with composer Joseph Davies, devised the story and wrote the libretto for a mini opera about the transgressions of two Catholic priests called Confession.


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Don't Be Afraid, the Clown's Afraid Too - Dr K Classical Music Festival, St Barnabas Church Dulwich

Collaborating with composer and conductor Dimitri Scarlato, Dzifa devised the story about the sadness of a clown, wrote the words and provided the title for a new concert piece by the composer. The work premiered at St Barnabas Church performed by the 25 piece Highbury Grove Scholars Orchestra and St. Barnabas Choir.



Hot to Trot Love Bot - The British Harpsichord Society Prize 2013, The Foundling Musuem

In collaboration with composer Gavin Wayte, Dzifa devised the story about a female robot who gains sentience, wrote the words and provided the title for a new recital piece by the composer that was performed at the prize giving event and highly commended by the judges.