British tenor Benjamin Hulett emerged from a stint at the Hamburg Staatsoper into a high-flying career in both opera and concert music in the 2010s, working in top opera houses and with A-list conductors. Hulett's musical career began, like so many others, with a term as a choral scholar at one of Britain's great university cathedrals, in this case at New College, Oxford. He moved on to study opera at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and then landed a spot in the Hamburg company from 2005 to 2009. This gave him experience in a wide variety of roles, from Tamino in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte to the Novice in Britten's Billy Budd. He also made debuts in other houses in the German- and English-speaking worlds, and by the mid-2010s his résumé included such diverse roles as Hippolyt in Hans Werner Henze's Phaedra (at the ...
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