Benjamin Lewis

Award: Sybil Tutton Award

Year: 2016

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Baritone

Location: Royal Northern College of Music


Benjamin Lewis is a baritone who began singing as a founding member of the Halle Youth Choir and a student of Patrick McGuigan. Attending Oxford University, he played a principal role in nearly every Gilbert & Sullivan operetta and played Polyphemus in Acis & Galatea for Oxford Opera. Since then he has taken various roles including Buonafede (Il Mondo della Luna, Haydn) and Father (Hansel and Gretel, Humperdinck). He has appeared in two RNCM operas, as Boris in Paradise Moscow and Belcore in L'Elisir d'Amore. This year he is taking the role of Sharpless in Mananan Opera's Madame Butterfly, and covering the role of Count Harasova in Dvorak's The Jacobin for Buxton Festival Opera whilst appearing in the chorus for the season.

Benjamin is tutored at the RNCM by Nicholas Powell, and is kindly funded by the RNCM, the Marjorie & John Brooks Scholarship and the Help Musicians UK Fleming Award.