Ben Johnson represented England in BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2013 and won the Audience Prize. Following studies at the RCM, he won the Kathleen Ferrier Award, was a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, an ENO Harewood Artist and a Wigmore Hall Emerging Talent.
Currently for ENO: Tolloler Iolanthe
Previously for ENO: Tamino, Alfredo, Don Ottavio, Nemorino.
Notable engagements elsewhere: Don Ottavio (Glyndebourne, Opera Holland Park, Bordeaux); Novice Billy Budd (Glyndebourne); Bénédict Béatrice et Bénédict (Chelsea Opera Group); Carlo Giovanna d’Arco (Buxton Festival); Lysander A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bergen National Opera); The Tender Land (Opéra de Lyon). Recent concert highlights include Jaquino Fidelio (LPO); Mozart Requiem (Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Boston Symphony Orchestra); Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings (Orchestra of Scottish Opera); and Bliss The Beatitudes (BBCSO). He has also given recitals at the Wigmore Hall, City of London Festival, Aldeburgh Music and Ruhr Klavier Festival.
Recordings: Britten Canticles (Signum Classics); Szymanowski’s Love Songs of Hafiz and Symphony No. 3 with the BBCSO (Chandos) and Victorian English Songs (Opus Arte).
Forthcoming: Tamino (WNO); Beethoven Symphony No. 9 (Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne).
Last updated: 13th February 2018