Tenor. Opera, concert, ensemble. Noted for versatility and ability to jump in at short notice. Perfect pitch. Strong lyric voice.
A very professional performer, who was a pleasure to deal with.
Ben did exactly what was asked of him and went the extra mile to get to our venue on a Sunday evening. Nice bloke and a fantastic tenor voice. Everybody enjoyed the performance. Thank you Ben.
Ben is incredibly professional and great under pressure. He made a stressful record a pain free process! Thank you
Ben sang for a service I was conducting in Brighton. Ben's singing, which included a particularly difficult tenor solo, was brilliant, and it was a real pleasure to work with him.
Ben Thapa studied at the Guildhall School of Music and the Royal College of Music before graduating from the Wales International Academy of Voice in 2013 under the tutelage of Dennis O'Neill. His major bursars include the Musicians Benevolent Fund, the Leverhulme Trust and the Wagner Society. He has participated in a number of masterclasses, including Kiri Te Kanawa, Della Jones, Amanda Roocroft, Jonathan Dove (for Music Theatre Wales) and Graham Clark. In addition, Ben was twice a Britten-Pears scholar. He continues his study privately with David Pollard. Highlights of recent seasons include Siegfried in The Quest for the Ring: scenes from Siegfried and Götterdämmerung at the Royal Festival Hall in association with Opera North, Melot Tristan und Isolde (Longborough Festival Opera) and understudying Florestan Leonore and Bajazet Tamerlano for Buxton Festival. Operatic credits include President Mittwoch aus Licht (Birmingham Opera/BBC Proms); Kuzka Khovanschina (Birmingham Opera Company), Tito La clemenza di Tito (Teatru Manoel, Malta); Tamino The Magic Flute (Regents Opera, Ryedale Festival, Garsington Emerging Artists); Vanya Kudrjash Katya Kabanova (Scottish Opera); Cavaradossi Tosca and Don José Carmen (Minack Theatre); First Armed Man The Magic Flute (Garsington Opera); Dick Johnson Fanciulla del West (OperaUpClose) and Mat of the Mint The Beggar's Opera (Royal Opera). Roles understudied include Actaeon Diana and Actaeon (Royal Opera); Max Der Freischütz (Opéra Comique), Paris); Florestan Fidelio and Tamino The Magic Flute (Garsington Opera), Kunz Vogelgesang The Mastersingers of Nuremberg (English National Opera) and the tenor roles in Philip Glass' The Trial for Music Theatre Wales at the Royal Opera and on tour. Concert performances include Monteverdi Vespers (Monteverdi Choir); Handel Messiah (Royal Albert Hall, Hanover Band, Manchester Camerata); Beethoven 9th Symphony (St. David's Hall, Cardiff); Elgar Dream of Gerontius (Tewkesbury Abbey); Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music (Royal Festival Hall); Rossini Petite messe solennelle (Jesus College Cambridge); Rachmaninov The Bells (King's College Cambridge); Mozart C Minor Mass (St. John's Smith Square); Mozart Requiem (Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall); Verdi Requiem (Saffron Hall, G-Live Guildford); Britten St. Nicolas (Wakefield Cathedral), and a Leeds Town Hall recital with Dr. Simon Lindley. Current and future plans include a recital including Britten's Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo in Norway, Mozart C Minor Mass at Colston Hall, Bristol and the role of Aufidio Lucio Silla for Buxton Festival Opera.
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