“Benjamin Clark is sweet-voiced and superb as Flute, the part-drag role Britten wrote for his lover Peter Pears. Flute’s horror at being forced to play the lady Thisbe is a joy to behold, as is his secret, creeping sense of enjoyment (we sense, to his own shock: in a sensitive and intelligent performance, Clark shows Flute as a man in the process of discovering himself on stage, increasingly frightened and elated by what he finds).”

“Many of the young singers proved to be remarkably talented. The role of the Evangelist was taken by Benjamin Clark, a tenor who is surely destined for greatness. He sings with all the authority that the role demands, his tone focussed but rich, his diction ideal, and his sensitivity to music’s stylistic demands beyond question.”
Orpheus Complex