The British tenor Benjamin Hulett calls himself an opera singer. Although his repertoire contains much more than opera alone, Hulett is particularly fond of the theatrical and dramatic aspects of music.
As a seven-year-old boy, Hulett auditioned as a chorister at Winchester Cathedral. He studied voice at New College, Oxford and opera at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London.
From 2005 to 2009, Hulett worked at the Hamburgische Staatsoper, where he won great acclaim singing such lyric Mozart roles as Tamino in Die Zauberflöte and Ferrando in Così fan tutte. He has performed with such conductors as Philippe Herreweghe, Christopher Hogwood, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Markus Stenz and Sir Roger Norrington. Hulett is also giving an increasing number of performances as a lieder singer.
In December 2011, he made his first appearance with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in a performance of Maderna’s Venetian Journal on a AAA programme entitled ‘Illusions’ conducted by Markus Stenz. In April 2016, Hulett performed with the orchestra in Bach’s Magnificat conducted by Iván Fischer.