Ben Johnson has appeared with Classical Opera as Aceste (Ascanio in Alba) and in concerts at King’s Place and Milton Court. In 2008 he won First Prize at the Kathleen Ferrier awards, and he was an English National Opera Harewood Artist and a Wigmore Hall Emerging Talent. Operatic engagements have included Novice (Billy Budd) for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Nemorino (The Elixir of Love) for ENO, Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) for Opéra National de Bordeaux, Grimoaldo (Rodelinda) for Opéra de Baugé, the title role in Albert Herring for British Youth Opera, Tom Rakewell (The Rake’s Progress) at the RCM, and Tonik (Smetana’s The Two Widows) for Scottish Opera. He is the Founder and Chief Conductor of the Southrepps Sinfonia as well as joint Artistic Director of the Southrepps Classical Music Festival. He is professor of singing at the Royal Academy of Music in London.