Ben Johnson


Acclaimed tenor Ben Johnson won the 2013 Audience Prize in BBC Cardiff Singer. Former BBC New Generation Artist, he was an English National Opera Harewood Artist in 2013-2015. 

Highlights of 2020/2021 include performances of Handel’s Messiah with the Academy of Ancient Music at the Barbican Centre, Eumete in Il Ritorno di Ulisse in patria with Longborough Festival Opera, and Flute in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Grange. 

Recent operatic highlights include Tamino in Die Zauberflote with Welsh National Opera and Don Basilio in Le nozze di Figaro with The Grange Festival, in addition to a new production of Britten’s The Burning Fiery Furnace with Scottish Opera. 

Last season he worked with guitarist Sean Shibe for an Irish tour, performing repertoire spanning from Bach to Irish Folk Songs. He also stepped in at The Hallé to perform the second act of Beethoven’s Fidelio as Jacquino and the trio Tremate, Empi, Tremate for soprano, tenor and bass. Ben recently performed with pianist Maria João Pires in two concerts at the Belgais Center for Arts. 

He recently recorded a selection of Sullivan Songs with Sarah Connolly for Chandos Records.

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