Benjamin Hulett

Benjamin Hulett trained as a choral scholar at New College, Oxford and studied with David Pollard at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He was a member of the Hamburgische Staatsoper from 2005 to 2009. He has made his debuts at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Theater an der Wien in the world premiere of Kalitzke’s »Die Besessenen«, the Salzburger Festspiele, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, and Opera di Roma. In the UK, Benjamin has performed with Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Opera North, Grange Park Opera, Opera Holland Park, Garsington Opera, Welsh National Opera, and performed in Sir Jonathan Miller’s staging of »St Matthew Passion« at the National Theatre. Benjamin has appeared regularly at the BBC Proms and is increasingly in demand as an interpreter of song. This season’s highlights include »A Midsummer Night’s Dream« (Simone Young) at the Wiener Staatsoper, a return to Covent Garden for »Die Zauberflöte« and Handel’s »Saul« at the Théâtre du Châtelet. Recently, he made his debuts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra in »L’heure Espagnole« (Dutoit), at Carnegie Hall performing Jupiter (»Semele«) as part of an English Concert tour around the USA and Europe (Harry Bicket), with the Teatro Real Madrid as Arbace (»Idomeneo«) and David (»Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg«) in concert with the Santa Cecilia Orchestra and Antonio Pappano. Benjamin’s recordings range from early baroque to new commissions and have received nominations and awards from BBC Music Magazine, Gramophone, Grammy, L’Orfee d’Or and Diapason.