THE GONDOLIERS & UTOPIA, LIMITED - SCOTTISH OPERA
Ben is delighted to join Scottish Opera for their return to theatres this Autumn. He takes the role of Don Alhambra del Bolero, the Grand Inquisitor, in Gilbert & Sullivan's The Gondoliers and will also sing King Paramount in three special, semi-staged performances of the lesser-known G&S work Utopia, Limited.
Performances this Autumn take place in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness, with a week of shows in London next Spring. Full details can be found here.
THE LIGHTHOUSE - IRISH NATIONAL OPERA
A Scottish lighthouse goes dark. A visiting supply ship finds the building in order, but the keepers have vanished without trace. Three singers in multiple roles explore the psychological state of the fractious men, relive an official investigation and project a supernatural explanation.
As part of Irish National Opera's 2021-22 season, Ben plays the roles of Officer Two and Blazes in Peter Maxwell Davies' dark and gripping operatic tale The Lighthouse. A new film version of the piece will be screened at outdoor venues this summer and a ten performance live tour takes place in the autumn. Full details of the INO season can be found here.