According to the Internet source given below, Benjamin Matthew Luxon CBE (born in Redruth, Cornwall) is a retired British baritone.
He studied with Walther Gruner at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and established an international reputation at the age of 21 by winning the third prize at the 1961 ARD International Music Competition in Munich.
Among many venues he has performed at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Glyndebourne Opera Festival, Tanglewood in Massachusetts, Metropolitan Opera, La Scala. He sang in most of the major European opera houses and made frequent appearances in Munich (Bayerische Staatsoper) and Vienna (Wiener Staatsoper).
He made more than one hundred recordings, many featuring early and mid twentieth-century British song writing and folksong arrangements by composers such as Benjamin Britten
, George Butterworth, Percy A. Grainger
, Ivor Gurney, Roger Quilter, Ralph Vaughan Williams
, Gerald Finzi
and Peter Warlock
. His regular accompanist between 1961 and 1999 was the pianist David Willison.
||Biography by wikipedia.org.