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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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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    Manon Lescaut

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Schedule

Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Moscow

HANDEL: ALCINA (concert performance)

Inga Kalna, soprano
Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano
Patricia Bardon, mezzo-soprano
Anna Devin, soprano
Benjamin Hulett, tenor
Alina Yarovaya, soprano
Oleg Tsybulko,bass
 
State Chamber Orchestra of Russia 
Intrada Vocal Ensemble
Conductor, Christopher Moulds

Haus für Mozart, Salzburg

Schubert: Alfonso und Estrella

Antonello Manacorda (Dirigent)
Genia Kühmeier (Estrella)
Toby Spence (Alfonso)
Markus Werba (Froila)
Michael Nagy (Mauregato)
Alastair Miles (Adolfo)
Benjamin Hulett (Anführer Königliche Leibwache)
Mozarteumorchester Salzburg
Salzburger Bachchor

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Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

MOZART: The Magic Flute

Tamino Benjamin Hulett

Pamina Anita Watson 
Papageno Jacques Imbrailo
Sarastro Scott Wilde 
Speaker Ashley Holland 
Queen of the Night Samantha Hay
First Lady, Camilla Roberts
Second Lady, Máire Flavin
Third Lady, Emma Carrington

Conductor, Lothar Koenigs
Director, Dominic Cooke

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

MOZART: The Magic Flute

Tamino Benjamin Hulett

Pamina Anita Watson 
Papageno Jacques Imbrailo
Sarastro Scott Wilde 
Speaker Ashley Holland 
Queen of the Night Samantha Hay
First Lady, Camilla Roberts
Second Lady, Máire Flavin
Third Lady, Emma Carrington

Conductor, Lothar Koenigs
Director, Dominic Cooke

Hippodrome, Birmingham

MOZART: The Magic Flute

Tamino Benjamin Hulett

Pamina Anita Watson 
Papageno Jacques Imbrailo
Sarastro Scott Wilde 
Speaker Ashley Holland 
Queen of the Night Samantha Hay
First Lady, Camilla Roberts
Second Lady, Máire Flavin
Third Lady, Emma Carrington

Conductor, Lothar Koenigs
Director, Dominic Cooke

Musikverein, Grosser Saal, Vienna

HANDEL: Saul

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor
Florian Boesch (Saul)
Andrew Staples (Jonathan)
David Hansen (David)
Roberta Invernizzi (Merab)
Martina Janková (Michal)
Marjana Lipovšek (Hexe von Endor)
Benjamin Hulett (Abner)
Bastian Thomas Kohl (Doeg, Samuel)

Concentus Musicus Wien
Arnold Schoenberg Chor

Musikverein, Grosser Saal, Vienna

HANDEL: Saul

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor
Florian Boesch (Saul)
Andrew Staples (Jonathan)
David Hansen (David)
Roberta Invernizzi (Merab)
Martina Janková (Michal)
Marjana Lipovšek (Hexe von Endor)
Benjamin Hulett (Abner)
Bastian Thomas Kohl (Doeg, Samuel)

Concentus Musicus Wien
Arnold Schoenberg Chor

Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes

MOZART: The Magic Flute

Tamino Benjamin Hulett

Pamina Anita Watson 
Papageno Jacques Imbrailo
Sarastro Scott Wilde 
Speaker Ashley Holland 
Queen of the Night Samantha Hay
First Lady, Camilla Roberts
Second Lady, Máire Flavin
Third Lady, Emma Carrington

Conductor, Lothar Koenigs
Director, Dominic Cooke

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Press

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

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

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Departures

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

Benjamin Hulett, tenor
Alexander Soddy, piano
Saphrane