British tenor Benjamin Hulett sings Edmondo (Manon Lescaut) for The Royal Opera in the 2013/14 Season, making his Royal Opera debut. Hulett is a former member of Hamburg State Opera.
Hulett read music at New College, Oxford, where he was also a Choral Scholar, and went on to study singing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. His roles at Hamburg State Opera included Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Steersman (Der fliegende Holländer) and Novice (Billy Budd). His other European appearances have included Hippolyt (Hans Werner Henze's Phaedra) for the Berlin State Opera, Young Servant (Elektra) at the Salzburg Festival, Oronte (Alcina) for Bavarian State Opera, Narraboth (Salome) for Baden-Baden and in the world premiere of Johannes Kalitzke’s Die Besessenen at Theater an der Wien. In the UK he has sung Peter Quint (The Turn of the Screw) for Opera North, Ferrando (Così fan tutte) for Grange Park Opera and Fenton (Falstaff) for Opera Holland Park.
Hulett has sung in concert under conductors including Biondi, Bicket, Davis, Haïm, Herreweghe, Hogwood, Pinnock and Norrington, in repertory ranging from Beethoven’s Missa solemnis to Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings. His recordings include Missa solemnis with Herreweghe, Mendelssohn’s version of Handel’s Acis and Galatea and a disc of songs by Maurice Greene.
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24 June 2014
Another chance to see the backstage films screened as part of our live cinema relay.
13 June 2014
Antonio Pappano introduces the music of Manon Lescaut.