Marchese d’Obigny in La traviata. Previously: Student performances of Belcore in The Elixir of Love (2016);Wagner in Faust, Jigger Craigin in Carousel, and Edward Kynaston in the world premiere of Prince of Players (2016); performances of the Pilot in The Little Prince (2015); the Captain in Eugene Onegin, Sciarrone in Tosca, and Sir Walter Raleigh/Astronaut in HGOco’s world premiere of O Columbia (2015).Finalist in 2015 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias. HGO Studio artist (2015–17). Alumnus of HGO’s Young Artists Vocal Academy (2013).
About the Artist:
Ben Edquist received his master of music degree from Rice University (2015). His opera roles includee Sid in Albert Herring, Antonio inThe Marriage of Figaro, Charlie in Jake Heggie’s Three Decembers, and Guglielmo in Così fan tutte. He hasappeared with the Glimmerglass Festival as Jigger Craigin in Carousel and Papageno in The Magic Flute. He has performed many musical theater roles with Light Opera Oklahoma and Brazosport Center Stages. Last summer, he made his Wolf Trap Opera debut as Junius in The Rape of Lucretia.