Benjamin Hewat-Craw

Benjamin Hewat-Craw

Lyric Baritone

TO EXPERIENCE BENJAMIN HEWAT-CRAW AS MASETTO IS A GREAT PLEASURE - O-Ton Magazin
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«'Right at the start, originally from England, but studying in Cologne, Benjamin Hewat-Craw made an impact. The baritone presented the aria "O Du, my Holder Abendstern" from Richard Wagner's opera "Tannhäuser" with great clarity, gripping expression and excellent pronunciation.'»
«TO EXPERIENCE BENJAMIN HEWAT-CRAW AS MASETTO IS A GREAT PLEASURE.»
O-TON MAGAZIN (2017)
«'Für den aufbegehrend-lebendig gespielten Jungbauer Masetto besitzt Benjamin Hewat-Craw einen profunden Bass, dessen ausgeglichene Register die Stimme schlank und doch sonor erklungen lassen'»
A review of Mozart's Don Giovanni in Kurtheater, Bad Ems by Karl Haxen from Rhein Zeitung (October 2016) (2017)
2017Mozart: Die ZauberflötePapageno
2017Mozart: Cosi fan tutteGuglielmo
2017Bizet: CarmenMoralès
2017Mozart: Don GiovanniMasetto
2016Mozart: Don GiovanniMasetto
2015Bellini: I Capuleti e I MontecchiCapellio
2015Mozart: Die ZauberflötePapageno
2014Purcell: The Fairy QueenCorydon
2014Purcell: The Fairy QueenWinter
2013Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroConte d'Almaviva
2013Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroFigaro
2013Handel: RinaldoArgante
2013Strauss J.: Die FledermausDr Falke
2013Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreBelcore
2013Bellini: I PuritaniSir Riccardo Forth
2013Wagner: TannhäuserWolfram Von Eschenbach

Bio


Benjamin Hewat-Craw (Baritone) grew up in Dorset and as a child sang in the Sherborne Abbey Choir. While studying at Durham University, he studied with Baritone Richard Morrison and took part twice in the Samling Academy in Newcastle. Since 2015 he studied at the conservatoire in Cologne, Germany, with Christoph Prégardien, one of the leading Lieder singers of his generation. 
He is now taught by Josef Loibl. He also receives tuition in the field of Lieder from Götz Payer and Professor Ulrich Eisenlohr and vocal coaching from Semyon Rozin and Benjamin Schneider from Staatstheater Wiesbaden. Benjamin has had successful masterclasses with Sir Thomas Allen,Roderick Williams, and Caroline Dowdle of the Royal Opera House’s Jette Parker Young Artists' Programme.
On the opera stage Benjamin has also sung the role of Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Masetto (Don Giovanni), Corydon und Winter (The Faerie Queene by Purcell), Capellio (I Capuleti e i Montecchi by Bellini), and Cascada (Die Lustige Witwe). He has sung for the Oper Köln, Theater Bonn, Staatstheater Mainz, and Staatstheater Darmstadt.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Papageno 1 week Kammeroper Köln 2017
Mozart: Cosi fan tutte Guglielmo No 2017
Bizet: Carmen Moralès No 2017
Mozart: Don Giovanni Masetto Landesmuseum Bonn 2017
Mozart: Don Giovanni Masetto Immediately Opera Classica Europa 2016

Awards

Internationaler Gesang und Orgel Wettweberb Neuss. Dritter Preis
2018