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  • "Impeccable": praise for Ben Johnson's  Alfredo in English National Opera’s La traviata

    "Impeccable": praise for Ben Johnson's Alfredo in English National Opera’s La traviata

    Published: 17 February 2015

    Ben Johnson revived his acclaimed Alfredo in English National Opera’s La traviata during February, opening on 9 February, to excellent reviews. Johnson made his debut as Alfredo at ENO in 2013, in a characterisation described as “heart-rending” (Independent) and “impressive” (Guardian).Read the reviews from the 2015 revival below: “Ben Johnson's voice seems to have developed an even finer expressive sheen to it than before, this was one of the...

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  • Susanna Hurrell & Ben Johnson: Valentine's Day concert with Royal Northern Sinfonia

    Susanna Hurrell & Ben Johnson: Valentine's Day concert with Royal Northern Sinfonia

    Published: 31 January 2015

    Susanna Hurrell and Ben Johnson headline a Valentine’s Day concert with the Royal Northern Sinfonia on 14 February, conducted by Jamie Philips. The love-themed programme will include duets and arias by Lehar, Puccini, Tchaikovsky, Verdi and Bernstein. This concert will be featured as part of the Royal Northern Sinfonia’s Classic FM series, and takes place at the Sage Gateshead.

  • Ben Johnson sings Alfredo in La traviata at English National Opera

    Ben Johnson sings Alfredo in La traviata at English National Opera

    Published: 26 January 2015

    Ben Johnson returns to English National Opera for a revival of La traviata on 9 February. Johnson made his role debut as Alfredo at ENO in this Johannes Leiacker production in 2013 to critical acclaim. As an ENO Harewood Artist, Johnson has had several successful runs in leading roles at ENO including Nemorino in Donizetti The Elixir of Love, Don Ottavio in Mozart Don Giovanni, and Tamino in Mozart The Magic Flute, praised for his “lyrical and...

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  • Renata Pokupić & Ben Johnson in concerts with Bergen Philharmonic

    Renata Pokupić & Ben Johnson in concerts with Bergen Philharmonic

    Published: 27 November 2014

    Renata Pokupić and Ben Johnson join the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Thierry Fischer for two performances of Berlioz’s grand choral symphony Roméo et Juliette on 11 and 12 December at the Grieghallen, Bergen. Joining them onstage will be bass Brindley Sherratt, as well as the Bergen Filharmoniske Kor and Edvard Grieg Kor. Both Pokupic and Johnson have recently been much in demand on the concert platform, and have been praised for their...

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  • Kitty Whately, Ben Johnson & Mary Bevan: Bach Magnificat with Britten Sinfonia at Barbican Hall

    Kitty Whately, Ben Johnson & Mary Bevan: Bach Magnificat with Britten Sinfonia at Barbican Hall

    Published: 22 November 2014

    Kitty Whately, Ben Johnson and Mary Bevan sing Bach Magnificat with Britten Sinfonia and King’s College Choir at Barbican Hall on 6 December. The Christmas-themed concert will also include Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.2, Poulenc Quatre motets pour le temps de Noel and Respighi Lauda per la Nativita del Signore. Conducted by Stephen Cleobury, the performance will also feature soprano Lucy Crowe, counter-tenor James Laing, and bass Ashley Riches....

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  • Joyce DiDonato & Ben Johnson in Handel’s Alcina on tour in Europe & USA

    Joyce DiDonato & Ben Johnson in Handel’s Alcina on tour in Europe & USA

    Published: 26 September 2014

    Joyce DiDonato & Ben Johnson join the English Concert and Harry Bickett for a tour of Handel’s Alcina in October. DiDonato sings the title role and Ben Johnson sings Oronte in these concert performances, alongside a cast that includes Alice Coote as Ruggiero, Anna Christy as Morgana and Christine Rice as Bradamante. The tour opens at the Barbican Centre on 10 October, to tie in with DiDonato’s Artist Spotlight there this season. The tour...

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  • Ben Johnson performs in recital in Liverpool with James Baillieu

    Ben Johnson performs in recital in Liverpool with James Baillieu

    Published: 20 September 2014

    Ben Johnson joins collaborative partner and pianist James Baillieu for a recital at the St George’s Hall Concert Room, Liverpool, on 4 October. The recital is presented by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and features a programme of ‘Songs from Victoria’s England’.Johnson has established a close working relationship with Baillieu, with whom he has performed at the Wigmore Hall, City of London Festival, Rosenblatt Recitals, Kings Place...

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  • Intermusica artists give recitals with Oxford Lieder

    Intermusica artists give recitals with Oxford Lieder

    Published: 20 September 2014

    Mary Bevan, Ben Johnson, Benedict Nelson and Roger Vignoles all give recitals for Oxford Lieder during October and November.On 4 October, Bevan joins Rozanna Madylus, Robert Murray, Roderick Williams, Sholto Kynoch and principal players of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at Kings Place. They will present Schubert’s Octet in F and the Complete Songs of 1824.Vignoles then gives two recitals on 12 and 19 October. He first performs several...

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  • Ben Johnson returns to Birmingham for Beethoven with the CBSO

    Ben Johnson returns to Birmingham for Beethoven with the CBSO

    Published: 07 September 2014

    Ben Johnson performs with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra once more on 21 September, for a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 under the baton of outgoing music director Andris Nelsons. Nelsons, who is set to leave the CBSO at the end of the 2014/15 season, will mark the beginning of his final season with the performance of all nine Beethoven symphonies in less than a week. Johnson performs in the final concert of the cycle on 21...

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  • Ben Johnson and Susanna Hurrell perform at Johnson’s Southrepps Classical Music Festival

    Ben Johnson and Susanna Hurrell perform at Johnson’s Southrepps Classical Music Festival

    Published: 24 July 2014

    Ben Johnson and Susanna Hurrell perform at this summer’s Southrepps Classical Music Festival, which will be held in Norfolk between 7 and 10 August. Now in its fifth year, the festival was founded by Johnson, pianist Tom Primrose and bass-baritone Daniel Goode with the aim of bringing leading young artists to perform in rural Norfolk. This year’s festival sees Johnson perform Finzi’s Dies Natalis in the opening concert on 7 August, conducted by...

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