black and white head and shoulder portrait of ben johnson

Ben Johnson


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.

Previously for ENO: Tolloler IolantheTamino, Alfredo, Don Ottavio, Nemorino.

Career Highlights

Notable engagements elsewhere: Tamino (WNO); Beethoven Symphony No. 9 (Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne), 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).

Last updated: 23rd February 2024