Benjamin Hulett

Introduction

Since leaving Oxford University, where he was a choral scholar at New College with a degree in music, Benjamin Hulett has worked with many of Britain's leading choirs and orchestras. He is much in demand as an interpreter of music across a wide range of genres and has been hailed by the national press as one of the most promising young tenors of today. 

His recent concerts have included Das Paradies und die Peri with Sir Roger Norrington at the Edinburgh Festival, Haydn's Creation with both Pinnock and Haim, Missa Solemnis with Herreweghe, the title role of J.C. Bach's Lucio Silla for the Salzburg Mozartwoche and Ivor Bolton, and Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings with Christopher Hogwood; he has also appeared with Sir Andrew Davis, Harry Bicket, Fabio Biondi and regularly on tour with Philippe Herreweghe.  As a soloist with the Hamburgische Staatsoper his roles have included Flute (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Jaquino (Fidelio), the Four Servants (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Ferrando (Cosi fan tutte) and Narraboth (Salome).  He made his debuts with the Bavarian State Opera as Oronte, Opera North as Peter Quint (The Turn of the Screw), for the Salzburg Festival in Elektra, at the Theater an der Wien in the world premiere of Johannes Kalitzke's Die Besessenen, with the Deutsche Staatsoper, Berlin in Henze's Phaedra, the Baden-Baden Festival in Salome, and the Rome Opera as Madwoman in Curlew River, returning as Gonzalve in L'heure Espagnole. He sang Tamino in a concert performance of Die Zauberflöte with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle, and made his debut with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as Edmondo in Manon Lescaut

His engagements this season include Bernstein’s A Quiet Place with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Nagano, Tamino for the Welsh National Opera, his debut with the Glyndebourne Festival in Handel’s Saul, and his first full recital at the Wigmore Hall.

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ADES   

The Tempest (Ferdinand)

BEETHOVEN  
Fidelio (Jaquino)

J.C. BACH
Lucio Silla (title role)

BRITTEN  
Billy Budd (Novice)
Curlew River (Madwoman)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Flute/Lysander)
The Turn of the Screw (Peter Quint)

HANDEL  
Alcina (Oronte)
Rodelinda (Grimoaldo)

HENZE
Phaedra (Hippolyt)

KALITZKE
Die Besessenen (Lesczcuk)

MONTEVERDI 
L’incoronazione di Poppea (Arnalta/Lucano)

MOZART  
Così fan tutte (Ferrando)
Don Giovanni (Don Ottavio)
Idomeneo (Arbace)
Die Zauberflöte (Tamino)

ROSSINI  
La Pietra del Paragone (Giocondo)

STRAVINSKY
The Rake's Progress (Tom Rakewell)

STRAUSS  
Salome (Narraboth) 
Elektra (Junger Diener)
Die Frau Ohne Schatten (Erschienung eines Jünglings)

WAGNER  
Der fliegende Holländer (Steuermann)


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De Doelen, ROTTERDAM

BEETHOVEN: Missa solemnis, op. 123

Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe

Soprano: Carolyn Sampson
Alto: Ann Hallenberg
TENOR: BENJAMIN HULETT
Bass: Florian Boesch

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Collegium Vocale Gent

deSingel Antwerp, ANTWERP

BEETHOVEN: Missa solemnis, op. 123

Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe

Soprano: Carolyn Sampson
Alto: Ann Hallenberg
TENOR: BENJAMIN HULETT
Bass: Florian Boesch

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Collegium Vocale Gent

De Doelen, ROTTERDAM

BEETHOVEN: Missa solemnis, op. 123

Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe

Soprano: Carolyn Sampson
Alto: Ann Hallenberg
TENOR: BENJAMIN HULETT
Bass: Florian Boesch

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Collegium Vocale Gent

Symphony Hall Boston, BOSTON

RAVEL: Rapsodie espagnole
FALLA: Nights in the Gardens of Spain
RAVEL: L'Heure espagnole

Conductor: Charles Dutoit

Concepción: Daniela Mack
GONZALVE: BENJAMIN HULETT
Torquemada: François Piolino
Ramiro: Jean-Luc Ballestra
Don Iñigo: David Wilson-Johnson

Piano: Javier Perianes
Boston Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Hall Boston, BOSTON

RAVEL: Rapsodie espagnole
FALLA: Nights in the Gardens of Spain
RAVEL: L'Heure espagnole

Conductor: Charles Dutoit

Concepción: Daniela Mack
GONZALVE: BENJAMIN HULETT
Torquemada: François Piolino
Ramiro: Jean-Luc Ballestra
Don Iñigo: David Wilson-Johnson

Piano: Javier Perianes
Boston Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Hall Boston, BOSTON

RAVEL: Rapsodie espagnole
FALLA: Nights in the Gardens of Spain
RAVEL: L'Heure espagnole

Conductor: Charles Dutoit

Concepción: Daniela Mack
GONZALVE: BENJAMIN HULETT
Torquemada: François Piolino
Ramiro: Jean-Luc Ballestra
Don Iñigo: David Wilson-Johnson

Piano: Javier Perianes
Boston Symphony Orchestra

TivoliVredenburg, UTRECHT

J.S.BACH: 'St Matthew Passion'

Jos van Veldhoven, conductor

BENJAMIN HULETT: EVANGELIST
Maria Keohane, soprano
Griet de Geyter, soprano
Maarten Engeltjes, alto
David Allsopp, alto
Julius Pfeifer, tenor
Charles Daniels, tenor
Stephan MacLeod, bass
Matthias Winckhler, bass

Netherlands Bach society
Kampen Boys Choir

De Oosterpoort Groningen, GRONINGEN

J.S.BACH: 'St Matthew Passion'

Jos van Veldhoven, conductor

BENJAMIN HULETT: EVANGELIST
Maria Keohane, soprano
Griet de Geyter, soprano
Maarten Engeltjes, alto
David Allsopp, alto
Julius Pfeifer, tenor
Charles Daniels, tenor
Stephan MacLeod, bass
Matthias Winckhler, bass

Netherlands Bach society
Kampen Boys Choir

Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven, EINDHOVEN

J.S.BACH: 'St Matthew Passion'

Jos van Veldhoven, conductor

BENJAMIN HULETT: EVANGELIST
Maria Keohane, soprano
Griet de Geyter, soprano
Maarten Engeltjes, alto
David Allsopp, alto
Julius Pfeifer, tenor
Charles Daniels, tenor
Stephan MacLeod, bass
Matthias Winckhler, bass

Netherlands Bach society
Kampen Boys Choir

Tilburg Concertzaal / Theater, TILBURG

J.S.BACH: 'St Matthew Passion'

Jos van Veldhoven, conductor

BENJAMIN HULETT: EVANGELIST
Maria Keohane, soprano
Griet de Geyter, soprano
Maarten Engeltjes, alto
David Allsopp, alto
Julius Pfeifer, tenor
Charles Daniels, tenor
Stephan MacLeod, bass
Matthias Winckhler, bass

Netherlands Bach society
Kampen Boys Choir

deSingel Antwerp, ANTWERP

J.S.BACH: 'St Matthew Passion'

Jos van Veldhoven, conductor

BENJAMIN HULETT: EVANGELIST
Maria Keohane, soprano
Griet de Geyter, soprano
Maarten Engeltjes, alto
David Allsopp, alto
Julius Pfeifer, tenor
Charles Daniels, tenor
Stephan MacLeod, bass
Matthias Winckhler, bass

Netherlands Bach society
Kampen Boys Choir

Sint Baafskerk Aardenburg, AARDENBURG

J.S.BACH: 'St Matthew Passion'

Jos van Veldhoven, conductor

BENJAMIN HULETT: EVANGELIST
Maria Keohane, soprano
Griet de Geyter, soprano
Maarten Engeltjes, alto
David Allsopp, alto
Julius Pfeifer, tenor
Charles Daniels, tenor
Stephan MacLeod, bass
Matthias Winckhler, bass

Netherlands Bach society
Kampen Boys Choir

Grote Kerk Naarden, NAARDEN

J.S.BACH: 'St Matthew Passion'

Jos van Veldhoven, conductor

BENJAMIN HULETT: EVANGELIST
Maria Keohane, soprano
Griet de Geyter, soprano
Maarten Engeltjes, alto
David Allsopp, alto
Julius Pfeifer, tenor
Charles Daniels, tenor
Stephan MacLeod, bass
Matthias Winckhler, bass

Netherlands Bach society
Kampen Boys Choir

De Doelen, ROTTERDAM

J.S.BACH: 'St Matthew Passion'

Jos van Veldhoven, conductor

BENJAMIN HULETT: EVANGELIST
Maria Keohane, soprano
Griet de Geyter, soprano
Maarten Engeltjes, alto
David Allsopp, alto
Julius Pfeifer, tenor
Charles Daniels, tenor
Stephan MacLeod, bass
Matthias Winckhler, bass

Netherlands Bach society
Kampen Boys Choir

Grote Kerk Naarden, NAARDEN

J.S.BACH: 'St Matthew Passion'

Jos van Veldhoven, conductor

BENJAMIN HULETT: EVANGELIST
Maria Keohane, soprano
Griet de Geyter, soprano
Maarten Engeltjes, alto
David Allsopp, alto
Julius Pfeifer, tenor
Charles Daniels, tenor
Stephan MacLeod, bass
Matthias Winckhler, bass

Netherlands Bach society
Kampen Boys Choir

Grote Kerk Naarden, NAARDEN

J.S.BACH: 'St Matthew Passion'

Jos van Veldhoven, conductor

BENJAMIN HULETT: EVANGELIST
Maria Keohane, soprano
Griet de Geyter, soprano
Maarten Engeltjes, alto
David Allsopp, alto
Julius Pfeifer, tenor
Charles Daniels, tenor
Stephan MacLeod, bass
Matthias Winckhler, bass

Netherlands Bach society
Kampen Boys Choir

Grote Kerk Naarden, NAARDEN

J.S.BACH: 'St Matthew Passion'

Jos van Veldhoven, conductor

BENJAMIN HULETT: EVANGELIST
Maria Keohane, soprano
Griet de Geyter, soprano
Maarten Engeltjes, alto
David Allsopp, alto
Julius Pfeifer, tenor
Charles Daniels, tenor
Stephan MacLeod, bass
Matthias Winckhler, bass

Netherlands Bach society
Kampen Boys Choir

Grote Kerk Naarden, NAARDEN

J.S.BACH: 'St Matthew Passion'

Jos van Veldhoven, conductor

BENJAMIN HULETT: EVANGELIST
Maria Keohane, soprano
Griet de Geyter, soprano
Maarten Engeltjes, alto
David Allsopp, alto
Julius Pfeifer, tenor
Charles Daniels, tenor
Stephan MacLeod, bass
Matthias Winckhler, bass

Netherlands Bach society
Kampen Boys Choir

Concertgebouw Amsterdam, AMSTERDAM

BACH: Magnificat in D major, BWV 243
Interval
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op.68

Conductor: Iván Fischer

Soprano: Anna Lucia Richter
Mezzo-Soprano: Rosanne van Sandwijk
COUNTERTENOR: IESTYN DAVIES
TENOR: BENJAMIN HULETT
Baritone: Peter Harvey

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Netherlands Chamber Choir

Concertgebouw Amsterdam, AMSTERDAM

BACH: Magnificat in D major, BWV 243
Interval
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op.68

Conductor: Iván Fischer

Soprano: Anna Lucia Richter
Mezzo-Soprano: Rosanne van Sandwijk
COUNTERTENOR: IESTYN DAVIES
TENOR: BENJAMIN HULETT
Baritone: Peter Harvey

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Netherlands Chamber Choir

De Doelen, ROTTERDAM

BACH: Magnificat in D major, BWV 243
Interval
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op.68

Conductor: Iván Fischer

Soprano: Anna Lucia Richter
Mezzo-Soprano: Rosanne van Sandwijk
COUNTERTENOR: IESTYN DAVIES
TENOR: BENJAMIN HULETT
Baritone: Peter Harvey

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Netherlands Chamber Choir

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Press

Leoncavallo

Pagliacci

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / December 2015

Benjamin Hulett turned the relatively small role of Beppe into a major one and sang effortlessly... Keith McDonnell, Music OMH
Praise, too, for Benjamin Hulett...
Fiona Maddocks, The Observer
Benjamin Hulett’s lyrical Beppe was a great pleasure... Peter Reed, Classical Source
Benjamin Hulett makes a predictably sweet-toned Beppe... Michael Church, The Independent

Handel

Saul

Glyndebourne on Tour 2015

He was met with a corresponding earnestness and charm in the account of Jonathan by Benjamin Hulett. Curtis Rogers, Classical Source
...Benjamin Hulett’s Jonathan, warm, bewildered and torn... Fiona Maddocks, The Observer
...tenor Benjamin Hulett is excellent as Saul’s son Jonathan.  Clare Colvin, Express
Benjamin Hulett makes an attractive and lyrical Jonathan... Goerge Hall, The Stage
Benjamin Hulett not only sang mellifluously – a very fine “Birth and fortune I despise” – but also encapsulated Jonathan’s confusion, torn between loyalty to his father and an almost homoerotic attraction to the outsider, David.  Mark Pullinger, Bachtrack
Saul’s son Jonathan was given a very fine performance by Benjamin Hulett, who had impressed us in the smaller roles of High Priest / Abner / Amalekite in the Festival; this is a real Handel tenor, capable of impressive agility and ease of articulation as well as the warmth of tone needed for Saul’s compassionate son. Melanie Eskenazi, Music OMH
Tenor Benjamin Hulett moves across from singing the hobbity High Priest in the summer and makes a strong impression as Jonathan. Mark Valencia, What's on Stage

Handel

Saul

Glyndebourne Festival Opera / July 2015

"Magnificent performances have been drawn from the entire cast. ... Benjamin Hulett is vibrantly robust of voice as a deformed court jester impersonating multiple roles in the story." The Telegraph, Rupert Christiansen, 24 July 2015
"Benjamin Hulett was truly brilliant as the new fool-like character, welding his sequence of almost random arias into a clear role and having an omnipresent theatrical effect which gave a strong counterpoint to the drama. ... His interventions, and arias sung to the audience brought a real feel of extra commentary to the drama and his music performance was spot on and certainly showed him ready to take on larger roles." Opera Today, Robert Hugill, 24 July 2015
"Musically this evening is well-nigh flawless. No praise too high for the singing of Davies, Appleby, and Purves; of Lucy Crowe and Sophie Bevan as Merab and Michal respectively, and of Benjamin Hullett as a cross between a clown and a soothsayer." The Independent, Michael Church, 24 July 2015
"...there are fine performances from Paul Appleby as Jonathan and Benjamin Hulett, who conflates the roles of Abner, Doeg and the High Priest into a king’s fool." Financial Times, Laura Battle, 26 July 2015

Howells

Stabat Mater Recording on Naxos

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, David Hill

The solo tenor is the admirably clear, steady and ardent Ben Hulett... Len Mullenger, Musicweb
The result is a fine reading, much enhanced by the tender beauty of tenor soloist Benjamin Hulett, who brings elegance and urgency to this anguished work... Stephen Pritchard, The Observer
The crowning glory is Benjamin Hulett’s fine tenor, which brings heart-breaking intimacy. Max Pappenheim, Sinfini Music
Hulett’s lovely, clear-voiced tenor works well against the swirling underlay of the orchestra...
David Vernier, Classics Today

Handel

Messiah

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

"...what a team of soloists Cohen had at his disposal: every one a star, with countertenor Tim Mead, tenor Benjamin Hulett, the fabulous bass Neal Davies, and glorious German soprano Lydia Teuscher, all in outstanding form."

Michael Tumelty / Herald Scotland / 3 January 2014

Handel (arr. Mendelssohn)

Acis and Galatea

Iford Manor

Benjamin Hulett's elegant tenor, every word distinct... Rian Evans, The Guardian

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Recordings

Departures

Works by Lennox Berkeley, Roger Quilter, Giles Swayne, Benjamin Britten and Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Benjamin Hulett, tenor
Alexander Soddy, piano
Saphrane