Hugh Benson

 

Hugh graduated with a Masters from the Royal Academy of Music and a Bachelor of Music from King’s College, London.

 

Operatic experience includes Hyppolite in Rameau’s Hyppolite et Acrie (Woodhouse Opera), Valere in Rameau’s Les Indes Galantes (Benslow Music), Don Basilio in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro (Hampstead Garden Opera), Male Chorus in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia (Royal Academy of Music) and Scarammucio in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos (Royal Academy of Music), Lysander in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream (Southgate Opera), Tamino in Mozart's The Magic Flute (Southgate Opera), Frederic in Gilbert & Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance (King’s Opera) and Pastore I in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo (Teatron Oneiron). Upcoming engagements include Ferrando in Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte (St. Paul’s Opera, Clapham and Clyde Opera).

 

He played Singer in Neil Macpherson’s play It’s Easy to Be Dead at The Finborough Theatre, earning a 5-star Guardian review and a transfer to The Trafalgar Studios. This summer, he will perform as Picander in James Runcie’s The Great Passion, a play about the composition of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion (Dartington International Academy).

 

In concert, Hugh has worked with St. Neott’s Choral Society, Waverley Singers, Penzance Choral Society, St. John’s, Wimbledon Choir and Scherzo Ensemble. He continues to gain experience as a recitalist at venues including St. Stephen's, Walbrook and The Actor’s Church, Covent Garden.

 

Hugh is a regular tenor at St. Pancras Parish Church, Euston.