Benjamin Hulett

Benjamin Hulett was soloist at the Hamburg Staatsoper from 2005 to 2009 and has achieved great success in lyrical roles from Tamino in W.A. Mozart's Die Zauberfloete and Ferrando in W.A. Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte to Steuermann in Die Fliegende Hollaender and Novice in Benjamin Britten's Billy Budd . He made his debut at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich in George Frideric Handel's Alcina, at Theater an der Wien in the world premiere of Johannes Kalitzke's Die Besessennen, Baden Baden Festspielhaus in Salome, and returned for Die Zauberflote, Salzburg Festival in Elektra, Buxton Opera Festival in Lortzing's Der Wildschutz, Rossini's La Pietra del Paragone at Opera Rennes, for Grange Park Opera as Ferrando and has returned to Hamburg as Tamino and Narraboth (Salome). He made his debut at Opera North as Peter Quint in B. Britten's The Turn of The Screw, Berliner Staatsoper as Hippolyt in Henze's Phaedra, Fenton in Falstaff for Opera Holland Park, in Sir Jonathan Miller's Matthäus Passion (BWV 244) at the National Theatre, Die Frau Ohne Schatten o.l. v. Vladimir Jurowski in Amsterdam, the title role of Johann Christian Bach's Lucio Silla for Salzburg Mozartwochen conducted by Ivor Bolton, Tamino in W.A. Mozart's Die Zauberflote with the Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Simon Rattle and as Madwoman in Curlew River for Rome Opera under James Conlon.

As a concert performer, Benjamin Hulett has worked with conductors such as Sir Roger Norrington, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Sir Andrew Davis, Philippe Herreweghe, Christopher Hogwood, Trevor Pinnock, Emmanuelle Haïm, Markus Stenz, Ivor Bolton, Jeffrey Tate, Simone Young, Frans Brüggen , Jaap van Zweden and Fabio Biondi among others at the BBC Proms, Edinburgh Festival, Holland Festival, Musikfest Bremen and many other leading festivals and venues.

As a singer, he has performed at Wigmore Hall, Aldeburgh Festival, Buxton Festival, Leeds Lieder+, Oxford Lieder Festival, National Portrait Gallery, Henley Festival, Freie Akademie des Kunstes in Hamburg and the Hamburgische Staatsoper in collaboration with pianists András Schiff, Graham Johnson, Malcolm Martineau, Simone Young and Alexander Soddy.

His growing discography includes "Departures", his first solo recital CD with the world premiere of Giles Swayne's The Joys of Travel (Safrane), "Visions Fugitives" (Les Illuminations live from the Gergiev Festival also on Saphrane), B. Britten songs with pianist Malcolm Martineau (Onyx), Messiah and Zumsteeg's Die Geisterinsel (Carus), Israel in Egypt (Maulbronn), "The NMC Songbook" (winner of Gramophone Award 2009), Richard Rodney Bennett's Songs Before Sleep (NMC), Gouvy's Iphigenie and Tauride (winner of the Orfee D'Or), Paris' The Judgement of Paris role (Chandos) and G. F. Handel's Alceste with Christian Curnyn (Chandos - winner of the BBC Music Magazine Award for Opera) G.F. Handel's L'Allegro (Carus), Acis and Galatea (Nimbus), Wolf's Spanisches Liederbuch (Oxford Lieder Live), Kalitzke's Die Besessennen (Neos) and Beethoven's Missa Solemnis conducted by Philippe Herreweghe.