Benjamin Williamson

Winner of the 2013 Nei Stëmmen International Singing Competition in Luxembourg, recent roles include Anführer in Toshio Hosokawa’s Erdbeben Träume with Opera Stuttgart, Seraphim 3 in John Adams’ The Gospel According to the Other Mary with Theater Bonn and Tolomeo in Handel’s Giulio Cesare with English Touring Opera. Benjamin was a Choral Scholar at King’s College, Cambridge, before studying at the Royal College of Music, where he won the English Song Competition.

Benjamin’s concert highlights include tours of Bach’s Matthäus-Passion with Netherlands Bach Society, Bach’s Messe in h-moll with English Touring Opera, Handel’s Brockes Passion with Stephen Cleobury and King’s College Choir on BBC Radio 3, the World Premiere of Jonathan Dove’s Arion and the Dolphin, Purcell & Leveridge with Irish Baroque Orchestra in Dublin, Purcell’s The Fairy Queen with Matthew Halls at Wigmore Hall, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms with Edward Higginbottom in Italy, Purcell’s Hail, Bright Cecilia with Josef Wallnig in St Petersburg and Handel’s Messiah in Poland and Qatar.

Benjamin is a committed recitalist, and has performed his programme ‘The Art of the Countertenor’ at Cadogan Hall, the Chelsea Arts Club in London, Gravetye Manor in Sussex, and with Corfu Arts in Corfu. Benjamin is also the Co-Founder and Vocal Consultant of Sloane Square Choral Society, a lecturer with Opera Prelude, and a passionat. 


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