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 and Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings with Christopher Hogwood, and 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, and the Baden-Baden Festival in Salome. 

Recent highlights include a return to the Baden-Baden Festival, the title role of J.C. Bach's Lucio Silla for the Salzburg Mozartwoche, his debut for the Rome Opera as Madwoman in Curlew River, Bernstein’s A Quiet Place under Nagano in Berlin, and Tamino in a concert performance of Die Zauberflöte with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle. He returns to Rome as Gonzalve in L'heure Espagnole, and makes his debuts with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Welsh National Opera and Glyndebourne Festival Opera.

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Repertoire

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)
The Turn of the Screw (Peter Quint)

HANDEL  
Alcina (Oronte)

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)

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

WAGNER  
Der fliegende Holländer (Steuermann)


Please contact Jonathan Turnbull for concert repertoire.

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Royal Festival Hall, London

David Hill, Conductor
Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Mezzo Soprano
Benjamin Hulett, Tenor

Philharmonia Orchestra
Philip Scriven, Organ
The Bach Choir Young Singers

Jonathan Dove - New work
Dupré - Cortège et litanie for organ and orchestra
Debussy - La damoiselle élue
Berlioz - Te Deum

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

PUCCINI: Manon Lescaut

Director, Jonathan Kent
Conductor, Antonio Pappano 

Manon Lescaut, Kristine Opolais
Lescaut,  Christopher Maltman
Chevalier des Grieux, Jonas Kaufmann
Geronte de Ravoir, Maurizio Muraro
Edmondo, Benjamin Hulett, 
Dancing Master, Robert Burt
Singer, Nadezhda Karyazina
Lamplighter, Luis Gomes
Naval Captain, Jeremy White

Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

PUCCINI: Manon Lescaut

Director, Jonathan Kent
Conductor, Antonio Pappano 

Manon Lescaut, Kristine Opolais
Lescaut,  Christopher Maltman
Chevalier des Grieux, Jonas Kaufmann
Geronte de Ravoir, Maurizio Muraro
Edmondo, Benjamin Hulett, 
Dancing Master, Robert Burt
Singer, Nadezhda Karyazina
Lamplighter, Luis Gomes
Naval Captain, Jeremy White

Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Barbican Hall, London

MOZART: Symphony No.41 in C major ‘Jupiter’ 
HAYDN: Symphony No.104 in D major ‘London’
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.9 in D minor ‘Choral’

Richard Egarr conductor 
Elizabeth Watts soprano 
Daniela Lehner mezzo-soprano 
Benjamin Hulett tenor 
Andrew Foster-Williams bass

Academy of Ancient Music
Choir of the AAM 

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

PUCCINI: Manon Lescaut

Director, Jonathan Kent
Conductor, Antonio Pappano 

Manon Lescaut, Kristine Opolais
Lescaut,  Christopher Maltman
Chevalier des Grieux, Jonas Kaufmann
Geronte de Ravoir, Maurizio Muraro
Edmondo, Benjamin Hulett, 
Dancing Master, Robert Burt
Singer, Nadezhda Karyazina
Lamplighter, Luis Gomes
Naval Captain, Jeremy White

Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

PUCCINI: Manon Lescaut

Director, Jonathan Kent
Conductor, Antonio Pappano 

Manon Lescaut, Kristine Opolais
Lescaut,  Christopher Maltman
Chevalier des Grieux, Jonas Kaufmann
Geronte de Ravoir, Maurizio Muraro
Edmondo, Benjamin Hulett, 
Dancing Master, Robert Burt
Singer, Nadezhda Karyazina
Lamplighter, Luis Gomes
Naval Captain, Jeremy White

Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

PUCCINI: Manon Lescaut

Director, Jonathan Kent
Conductor, Antonio Pappano 

Manon Lescaut, Kristine Opolais
Lescaut,  Christopher Maltman
Chevalier des Grieux, Jonas Kaufmann
Geronte de Ravoir, Maurizio Muraro
Edmondo, Benjamin Hulett, 
Dancing Master, Robert Burt
Singer, Nadezhda Karyazina
Lamplighter, Luis Gomes
Naval Captain, Jeremy White

Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

PUCCINI: Manon Lescaut

Director, Jonathan Kent
Conductor, Antonio Pappano 

Manon Lescaut, Kristine Opolais
Lescaut,  Christopher Maltman
Chevalier des Grieux, Jonas Kaufmann
Geronte de Ravoir, Maurizio Muraro
Edmondo, Benjamin Hulett, 
Dancing Master, Robert Burt
Singer, Nadezhda Karyazina
Lamplighter, Luis Gomes
Naval Captain, Jeremy White

Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

PUCCINI: Manon Lescaut

Director, Jonathan Kent
Conductor, Antonio Pappano 

Manon Lescaut, Kristine Opolais
Lescaut,  Christopher Maltman
Chevalier des Grieux, Jonas Kaufmann
Geronte de Ravoir, Maurizio Muraro
Edmondo, Benjamin Hulett, 
Dancing Master, Robert Burt
Singer, Nadezhda Karyazina
Lamplighter, Luis Gomes
Naval Captain, Jeremy White

Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

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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

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

Recordings

Departures

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

Benjamin Hulett, tenor
Alexander Soddy, piano
Saphrane