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Benjamin Hulett has been hailed by the national press as one of the most promising young tenors of today. He studies with David Pollard and trained on the Opera course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and as a choral scholar at New College, Oxford.
On the concert platform he has appeared with Sir Andrew Davis and the BBC Symphony Orchestra (BBC Proms), the Orchestre des Champs Elysee and Philippe Herreweghe in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and he sang Handel arias with the MDR at the Handelfestspiele Halle and Leipzig Gewandhaus. Other highlights include Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis under Herreweghe in Madrid, Mozart’s Requiem in Salzburg, Handel’s Messiah with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in Rome, Bach’s Weinachts-Oratorium with the Academy of Ancient Music under Hogwood in Munich, Tippett’s A Child of Our Time with the NDR Hannover, Purcell’s Fairy Queen under Bicket, Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Britten songs with Jeffrey Tate in Turin and Les Illuminations for the Gergiev Festival in Rotterdam.Amsterdam and Mozart arias with Sir Roger Norrington and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra at the 2006 BBC Proms. He has sung the role of Ferdinand in scenes from The Tempest for VARA Radio at the Concertgebouw,
His opera credits include Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) with Mid Wales Opera, Ferrando (Cosi fan tutte) with Grange Park Opera, Giocondo (La Pietra del ParagoneCurlewRiver) for New Chamber Opera and principal roles for Bampton Classical Opera, The Early Opera Company and Opera Restor’d. He made his debut with the Bavarian State Opera as Oronte (Alcina) and sang Arbace in Idomeneo with Europa Galante and Fabio Biondi.) for Fribourg Opera and Opera Rennes, Madwoman (
He was a principal with the Hamburg State Opera over four seasons where his roles included Oronte (Alcina), Flute (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Jaquino (Fidelio), Arbace (Idomeneo), Steuermann (Der Fliegende Holländer), Arnalta/Lucano (L'incoronazione di Poppea), the Novice (Billy Budd), the Almoner (Dialogues des Carmelites), the Four Servants (Les Contes d’Hoffmann),Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) and Ferrando (Cosi fan tutte).
Forthcoming appearances include: debut with the Theater an der Wien, return to Hamburg as a guest artist for Tamino and Narraboth (Salome), debut with Opera North as Peter Quint in their new production of The Turn of the Screw and debut at the Salzburg Festival in the new production of Elektra.
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Clive Barda