Benjamin Hulett press reviews
Gouvy: IPhigénie en Tauride Recording (CPO)
'Einen positiven Eindruck hinterlässt auch der englische Tenor Benjamin Hulett, der äußerst präsent und mit verschwenderischem tenoralem Glanz den Pylades singt...'
Klassik Heute, June 22, 2010
Theater an der Wien, Die Besessenen, January, 2010
'...Benjamin Hulett as Leszcuk, whose appealing tenor is able to present beautiful legato singing as well as preciseness. And on top of that here is a singer whose acting is totally believable.'
Britten Song Cycles, Blythburgh Church, Aldeburgh Festival - June 2009
'The tenor Benjamin Hulett had the tricky task of making a case for The Red Cockatoo and Other Songs, a miscellany composed by Britten over a period of 25 years from 1935 and published posthumously. Hulett interpreted their often homely sentiments thoughtfully and with conviction.'
Financial Times/ Lynne Walker- 22/06/09
Wiener Konzerthaus - Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg/ Missa Solemnis - February 2008
'...während Benjamin Hulett den Tenorpart tadellos, beinahe knabenhaft im Ausdruck ablieferte.'
Wiener Zeitung/ February 11, 2009
Messiah/ Barockorchester Stuttgart - 2009
'The star of the solo quartet is the newest, youngest voice, Benjamin Hulett, whose attractively ardent tenor is strikingly effective from his first 'Comfort ye'.'
Andrew McGregor, CD Review BBC Radio 3
Buxton Festival/ The Poacher 2008
As the young Baron, Ben Hulett radiated strong charisma and is a good find for Buxton: his light tenor voice with subtle vibrato was strong and effortlessly punched through with the top line of the stirring Hunting chorus. In fact his stage presence was excellent throughout.'
Seen and Heard / Raymond J Walker / 10 July 2008
'Benjamin Hulett, Judith Howarth and Imelda Drumm make a suitably eccentric bunch of aristocrats - all could have strayed from the pages of Wodehouse or Waugh. Everyone's words are crystal-clear.'
The Times / Richard Morrison / 14 July 2008
'The cast, led by James Rutherford as the donkey-shooting, bride-bartering Baculus, Benjamin Hulett as the stylish, sweet-toned Baron and Ashley Holland as the bullying Count, are lively actors and good singers.'
Sunday Times / Hugh Canning / 20 July 2008
Idomeneo/ Barbican Centre 2008
'In the small role of the minister Arbace, a confident young British tenor currently based in Hamburg suggested that he is ready to give Bostridge a run for his money: Benjamin Hulett, clearly a name to watch out for.'
Telegraph / Rupert Christiansen / 15 May 2008
'Led by Ian Bostridge in the title role, these principals were both a stunning combination and a perfect complement to Biondi's brilliant period-instrument ensemble, Europa Galante … I had not heard tenor Benjamin Hulett before, but even in the minor role of Arbace his warm, supple sound was a revelation;'
Independent / Michael Church / 28 May 2008
'Arbace, sung by the outstanding young tenor Benjamin Hulett, became a proactive confidant, something unheard of.'
The Spectator / Michael Tanner / 21 May 2008
'Jurgita Adamonyte’s beautifully steady Idamante (what a prospect this young Lithuanian mezzo is), and Benjamin Hulett’s gamely sung Arbace made up an excellent cast.'
The Times / Richard Morrison / 16 May 2008
'Jurgita Adamonyte and Benjamin Hulett were also admirable as Idamante and Arbace.'
Evening Standard / Barry Millington / 15 May 2008
Review for performance at Amsterdam Concertgebouw on 10 May 2008:
'Ian Bostridge’s tenor ... provided a beautiful contrast with the timbre of the remarkable young British tenor Benjamin Hulett (Idomeneo’s support Arbace).'
De Volkskrant / Bela Luttmer / 13 May 2008