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Benjamin Hulett

Tenor

Biography

Benjamin Hulett in action.
Benjamin Hulett in Manon Lescaut, The Royal Opera © ROH/Bill Cooper, 2014

British tenor Benjamin Hulett made his Royal Opera debut in 2014 as Edmondo (Manon Lescaut) and returned to sing Beppe (Pagliacci). In the 2019/20 Season he sings Tamino (Die Zauberflöte).

Hulett read music at New College, Oxford, where he was also a choral scholar, and went on to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He was a member of the ensemble of Hamburg State Opera, his roles there including Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Steersman (Der fliegende Holländer) and Novice (Billy Budd). His other appearances have included Tom Rakewell (The Rake’s Progress) for Opéra de Rouen Normandie and in Luxembourg, Limoges and Caen, Arbace (Idomeneo) for Teatro Real, Madrid, Flute (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) for Vienna State Opera, Grimoaldo (Rodelinda) in Paris in concert and for Opéra de Lille, Andres (Wozzeck) for Theater an der Wien and Luzio (Das Liebesverbot) for Opéra national du Rhin. His UK appearances have included Jonathan (Saul), Lysander (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Arbante (Cavalli’s Hipermestra) for Glyndebourne Festival, Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) for Welsh National Opera, Jaquino (Fidelio) at the BBC Proms and Tamino for Garsington Opera.

Hulett has sung in concert under conductors including Fabio Biondi, Harry Bicket, Andrew Davis, Emmanuelle Haïm, Philippe Herreweghe, Christopher Hogwood, Trevor Pinnock and Roger 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, Hugo Wolf songs and Handel’s L’Allegro, Il Penseroso ed il Moderato.

Videos

News and features

Watch: Members of the cast and creative team on Manon Lescaut

24 June 2014
Watch: Members of the cast and creative team on Manon Lescaut

Another chance to see the backstage films screened as part of our live cinema relay.

Photos

Benjamin Hulett as Tamino and Christina Poulitsi as Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute, The Royal Opera

Elsa Dreisig as Pamina and Benjamin Hulett as Tamino in The Magic Flute, The Royal Opera

Production photo of The Magic Flute, The Royal Opera

Benjamin Hulett as Beppe in rehearsal for Pagliacci, The Royal Opera

Benjamin Hulett as Tamino and Christina Poulitsi as Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute, The Royal Opera

Production photo of The Magic Flute, The Royal Opera

Benjamin Hulett as Tamino in The Magic Flute, The Royal Opera

Benjamin Hulett as Tamino in The Magic Flute, The Royal Opera

Dimitri Platanias as Tonio, Carmen Giannattasio as Nedda, Aleksandrs Antonenko as Canio and Benjamin Hulett as Beppe in Pagliacci

Benjamin Hulett in Manon Lescaut, The Royal Opera

Hongni Wu as Second Lady, Benjamin Hulett as Tamino, Kiandra Howarth as First Lady and Nadine Weissmann as Third Lady in The Magic Flute, The Royal Opera

Benjamin Hulett as Tamino and Darren Jeffery as Speaker of the Temple in The Magic Flute, The Royal Opera

Benjamin Hulett as Tamino in The Magic Flute, The Royal Opera

Vito Priante as Papageno and Benjamin Hulett as Tamino in The Magic Flute, The Royal Opera

Carmen Giannattasio as Nedda, Aleksandrs Antonenko as Canio and Benjamin Hulett as Beppe in Pagliacci

Dmitri Platanias as Tonio, Carmen Giannattasio as Nedda, Damiano Michieletto, Aleksandrs Antonenko as Canio and Benjamin Hulett as Beppe in rehearsal for Pagliacci, The Royal Opera

Benjamin Hulett

Benjamin Hulett as Tamino in The Magic Flute, The Royal Opera

Production photo of The Magic Flute, The Royal Opera

Benjamin Hulett as Tamino and Elsa Dreisig as Pamina in The Magic Flute, The Royal Opera

Benjamin Hulett as Tamino in The Magic Flute, The Royal Opera

Benjamin Hulett as Tamino in The Magic Flute, The Royal Opera

Carmen Giannattasio as Nedda, Aleksandrs Antonenko as Canio, Dimitri Platanias as Tonio and Benjamin Hulett as Beppe in Pagliacci

Antonio Pappano, Carmen Giannattasio as Nedda and Benjamin Hulett as Beppe in rehearsal for Pagliacci, The Royal Opera

Benjamin Hulett with Antonio Pappano in rehearsals for Manon Lescaut