Acclaimed tenor Ben Johnson represented England in BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2013 and won the Audience Prize. A former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist and 2008 winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Award, Johnson was formerly an English National Opera Harewood Artist and a Wigmore Hall Emerging Talent.
Recent operatic highlights include Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus and Don Ottavio Don Giovanni, both for Opera Holland Park, a celebrated run as Alfredo La Traviata, Tamino in a new production of Die Zauberflöte, and Nemorino L’elisir d’amore, all for ENO; Don Ottavio for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, ENO and Opéra National de Bordeaux; Lysander in Britten’s A Midsummer Night's Dream for Bergen National Opera, Bénédict Béatrice et Bénédict for Chelsea Opera Group, Carlo Giovanna d'Arco for Buxton Festival Opera, Novice in Michael Grandage's production of Billy Budd at Glyndebourne, and Copland's The Tender Land at Opéra de Lyon.
Highlights of the 2017/18 season include a return to English National Opera as Earl Tolloller in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe. On the concert platform Johnson will sing Kodaly Te Deum at the Last Night of the BBC Proms, Britten War Requiem at De Doelen and the Concertgebouw Brugge; and Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne.
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