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 Die Fledermaus and Don Ottavio Don Giovanni, both for Opera Holland Park, as well as a celebrated run as Alfredo La Traviata, Tamino Die Zauberflöte, and Nemorino L’elisir d’amore, all for English National Opera. Johnson has performed Don Ottavio Don Giovanni for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, English National Opera and Opéra National de Bordeaux Lysander in Britten’s A Midsummer Night's Dream for Bergen National Opera, Oronte Alcina in a concert tour with The English Concert, Bénédict Béatrice et Bénédict for Chelsea Opera Group, Carlo Giovanna d'Arco for Buxton Festival Opera, Novice Billy Budd at Glyndebourne, and Martin The Tender Land by Copland at Opéra de Lyon.
Highlights of the upcoming season are Nebuchadnezzar The Burning Fiery Furnace for Scottish Opera and a return to one of Johnson’s trademark roles when he sings Tamino Die Zauberflöte in an extensive tour with Welsh National Opera. He will also be performing Don Basilio Le Nozze di Figaro with Grange Festival in their 2019 season, Britten Serenade with English Chamber Orchestra and will participate in a tour with Music Network Ireland, performing concerts with guitarist Sean Shibe.
- 15 Tuesday Oct, 2019
21. A Young Man's Exhortation: Ben Johnson & Roger Vignoles