Benjamin Hulett was educated at New College Oxford and studied later at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. From 2005 to 2009 he was a member of he Hamburg State Opera. Meanwhile he sang at the Bavarian State Opera, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, at the Theater an der Wien in the world premiere of Johannes Kalitzke’s The Possessed, also at the Salzburg Festival, at the Festival Theatre in Baden-Baden and at the Opera di Roma. In the UK Benjamin Hulett appeared at the Glyndebourne Festival, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Opera North, Grange Park Opera, Holland Park Opera, the Garsington Opera, the Welsh National Opera and in Sir Jonathan Miller’s production of Bach’s Matthew Passion at the National Theatre. The tenor sings regularly at the BBC Proms, conductors including Sir Roger Norrington, Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Sir Andrew Davis. Benjamin Hulett is also increasingly sought after as a lied interpreter.
Benjamin Hulett appearances on the concert podium include Yeoman of the Guard under John Wilson, in Mendelssohn’s 2nd Symphony with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under Edward Gardner, in Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings under Sir Roger Norrington and Christopher Hogwood, in Die Frau ohne Schatten in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam under Vladimir Jurowski, in the title role in Bach’s Lucio Silla under Ivor Bolton in the Salzburg Mozartwoche and in Bernstein’s A Quiet Place with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra under Kent Nagano.
Some of his latest highlights include Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream under Simone Young at the Vienna State Opera, a return to the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in The Magic Flute, also in Handel’s Saul at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. Recently he made his debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra in L’heure espagnole and at the Carnegie Hall as Jupiter (Semele) as part of an England concert tour through the USA and Europe, at theTeatro Real in Madrid as Arbace (Idomeneo) and as David (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) in a concert with the Santa Cecilia Orchestra under Antonio Pappano. Benjamin Hulett’s recordings range from Early Baroque to the latest commissioned works and have won nominations and diverse awards (BBC Music Magazine, Gramophone, Grammy, L’Orphée d’Or and Diapason). In 2021 he is appearing at the Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival for the first time.