Mr. and Mrs. Harlan C. Stai, Terrell Tone Owen Memorial Endowed Fund at the Community Foundation of Abilene Endowed Fellow
Student performances of Belcore in The Elixir of Love andWagner in Faust. HGO Studio artist (2015–17). Previously: Sir Walter Raleigh/Astronaut in HGOco’s world premiere of O Columbia, the Captain in Eugene Onegin, Sciarrone in Tosca, performances of the Pilot in The Little Prince, the leading role of Edward Kynaston in the world premiere of Carlisle Floyd’s Prince of Players, andJigger Craigin in Carousel. Finalist in 2015 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias. 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.