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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.

Currently for ENO: Tolloler Iolanthe

Previously for ENO: Tamino, Alfredo, Don Ottavio, Nemorino.

Career Highlights

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

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