British Tenor Ben Thapa studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, the Royal Collage of Music and the International Academy of Voice, supported by the Musicians Benevolent Fund, the Wagner Society and the Joanian Trust.
Currently, Ben runs a busy diary on opera and concert stages across the UK (and abroad when possible).
Recent successes include Arbace (Indomeno at the Buxton Festival) and Slegfried (The Quest for the Ring, Royal Festival Hall/Opera North) as well as concert performances taking place in the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, St. Martin-in-The-Fields and the Birmingham Symphony Hall.
In 2012 Ben performed the role of The President in the UK premier of Stockhausen’s Millowch aus Licht for the Birmingham Opera Company, repeated in the 2013 BBC Proms.
Further Operatic Roles include:
. Tamino (Die Zauberflote) and Florestan (Fidelio) for Garsington Opera Emerging Artists.
. Vanya Kudrjas (Katya Kabanova) for Birmingham Opera Company.
. Melot (Tristan and Isolde) for the Longborough Festival Opera.
Ben’s concert repertoire is incredibly varied, ranging from Monteverdi’s Vespers and the Bach Passions right through to the dramatic Romantic repertoire of Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Verdi, Puccini, Elgar and more.