Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 8pm
Ben Gulley, Tenor
The American tenor, Ben Gulley, has been hailed "as an outstanding tenor" (Opera News) and for being "startlingly-gifted" (San Francisco Classical Voice)." Mr. Gulley's career includes leading and feature roles in opera, solo engagements, classical and cross over concert work, film work, and musical theater engagements. The 2009 winner of the Metropolitan Opera's National Council District & Regional Competitions and a National Semi-Finalist, recent engagements for Mr. Gulley include Ernee in Les Troyens under the baton of Maestro Kent Nagano in San Francisco, Radames in Aida with Opera San Luis Obispo, Edmondo in Manon Lescaut with Chautauqua Opera, Arturo in I Puritani with Minnesota Concert Opera, and Borsa in Rigoletto with Lyric Opera of Kansas City. In concert he has performed Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, Bruckner's Te Deum, Verdi's Requiem, Butterworth's A Shropshire Lad, and Britten's Serenade. Recording highlights include his first cross-over solo album, In Between, released in 2014, and Benchmark Series 1: Tenor Arias and Duets recorded with fellow tenor Nathan Granner as part of their commercial group Gulley/Granner.