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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Schedule

Maison symphonique, Montreal

LEONARD BERNSTEIN: A Quiet Place

Kent Nagano, conductor

Claudia Boyle, soprano (Dede) 
Gordon Bintner, baritone (Junior)
Nathan Berg, bass-baritone (Sam) 
Antonio Figueroa, tenor (funeral director)
Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano (Susie)
Benjamin Hulett, tenor (François)
Antoine Bélanger, tenor (analyst)
Stephen Hegedus, bass (Doc)
Christiane Bélanger, mezzo-soprano (Mrs. Doc)

Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

BERLIOZ: Overture 'Le roi Lear'
DVORAK: Mass in D

Eva Hornyáková soprano
Janina Baechle mezzosoprano
Benjamin Hulett tenor 
Andrew Schroeder bass-baritone 

Michael Schønwandt, conductor
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Netherlands Radio Choir

Auditorium, Dijon

MOZART: Coronation Mass
BEETHOVEN: King Stephen
WEBER:Kampf und Sieg (Battle and Victory) - extracts

Nuria Rial, soprano
Marianne Crebassa, mezzo
Benjamin Hulett, tenor
Johannes Weisser, bass-baritone

Laurence Equilbey, conductor
Insula orchestra
Accentus chorus

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Cite de la Musique, Paris

MOZART: Coronation Mass
BEETHOVEN: King Stephen
WEBER: Kampf und Sieg (Battle and Victory) - extracts

Nuria Rial, soprano
Marianne Crebassa, mezzo
Benjamin Hulett, tenor
Johannes Weisser, bass-baritone

Laurence Equilbey, conductor
Insula orchestra
Accentus chorus

Further information here

Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, Oxford

Schubert's Life & Times: 1816-1817

A lecture-recital, tracing the course of Schubert’s life, in which Graham Johnson explores the prolific years of 1816 and 1817, as the composer begins to establish his reputation.

Graham Johnson OBE piano
Raphaela Papadakis soprano
Benjamin Hulett, tenor
Robert Murray, tenor
Benjamin Appl, baritone

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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