Ben Johnson


Acclaimed tenor Ben Johnson represented England in BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2013 and won the Audience Prize. Johnson is a former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, and 2008 winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Award.

Recent highlights include Tamino/Die Zauberflöte with Welsh National Opera, Don Basilio/Le Nozze di Figaro with The Grange Festival, Britten’s The Burning Fiery Furnace with Scottish Opera, Eisenstein/Die Fledermaus, Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni (Opera Holland Park), Alfredo/La traviata in a new production by Peter Konwitschny, Tamino/The Magic Flute and Nemorino/The Elixir of Love (ENO), Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, ENO and Opéra National de Bordeaux, Lysander/A Midsummer Night's Dream for Bergen National Opera, Novice in Michael Grandage's production of Billy Budd at Glyndebourne, and Copland's The Tender Land at Opéra de Lyon.

Upcoming engagements include a Monteverdi Gala Concert at the Wigmore Hall and performances of Beethoven’s Choral Fantasia with the Salzburg Camerata at de Doelen in The Netherlands.  He returns to Grange Festival as Flute/A Midsummer Night’s Dream and then embarks on a tour of South East Asia as Camille in Lehár’s The Merry Widow

Longborough debut: Eumete/Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (2021)