Benjamin Hulett


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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The Tempest (Ferdinand)

Fidelio (Jaquino)

Lucio Silla (title role)

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

Alcina (Oronte)

Phaedra (Hippolyt)

Die Besessenen (Lesczcuk)

L’incoronazione di Poppea (Arnalta/Lucano)

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

La Pietra del Paragone (Giocondo)

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

Der fliegende Holländer (Steuermann)

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    Manon Lescaut



Guildhall Bath, Bath

“Anthems for Doomed Youth” 
Songs of War remembered in the centenary year of the Great War 


Katherine Broderick, soprano 
Clara Mouriz, mezzo soprano 
Ben Hulett, tenor 
Marcus Farnsworth, baritone 
Joseph Middleton, piano

Bath Mozartfest - further information here

Wimbledon International Music Festival, St John's Church, Wimbledon

“Anthems for Doomed Youth”
Songs of War remembered in the centenary year of the Great War 

Germany and Austria: Schubert, Wolf, Mahler 
France and Spain: Faure, Duparc, Pulenc, Granados 
America and Russia: Ned Rorem, Mussorgsky 
British Isles: Ireland, Finzi, Britten, Gurney 

Katherine Broderick soprano 
Clara Mouriz mezzo soprano 
Ben Hullet tenor 
Marcus Farnsworth baritone 
Joseph Middleton piano

Click here for tickets (£28/ £23/ £16)
Venue: St John's Church, Spencer Hill, SW19 4NZ

St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast

BRITTEN: War Requiem

Elizabeth Atherton  Soprano
Benjamin Hulett  Tenor
Gavan Ring  Baritone

Jac van Steen  Conductor
Frank Zielhorst  Conductor
Ulster Orchestra
RTÉ Concert Orchestra 
Belfast Philharmonic Choir 
Leeds Philharmonic Chorus 
Girl choristers of St. Anne’s Cathedral 

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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

Benjamin Britten

Curlew River

Rome Opera at the Basilica Santa Maria Ara Coeli

The part was originally played by Peter Pears. Rome had Benjamin Hulett, who in every way was superior. His voice is finer than Sir Peter’s; he is perfectly focused both vocally and dramatically (some very impressive writhing on the floor, which could easily have been stagey, but wasn’t; he was always meticulously in character, picking up on every one of Britten’s nuances.) This is probably the most complete and convincing operatic performance I have seen this year... The huge audience were eating out of Hulett’s hands.   Jack Buckley, Seen and Heard



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

Benjamin Hulett, tenor
Alexander Soddy, piano