Ben Thapa

  • Tristan und Isolde – A Shepherd
  • Die Meistersinger – Ulrich Eisslinger

 

British Tenor Ben Thapa  studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Royal College of Music and the Wales International Academy of Voice, supported by the Musicians Benevolent Fund, the Wagner Society and the Joaninha Trust. Currently, Ben runs a busy diary on opera and concert stages across the UK and abroad.

Recent successes include the role of Arbace (Idomeneo) at the Buxton Festival, Siegfried (The Quest for the Ring) at the Royal Festival Hall and for Opera North) and concert performances at the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields and Birmingham Symphony Hall. Ben has performed several recitals at Leeds Town Hall, including the première of Simon Lindley’s Five Hymns to the Virgin.  Recordings include Matt of the Mint in The Beggar’s Opera for Chandos together with a strong cast of members of the Royal Opera House.

In 2012, Ben performed the role of the President in the UK première of Stockhausen’s Mittwoch aus Licht for Birmingham Opera Company, repeated in 2013 at the BBC Proms. Further operatic roles include Tamino ​(Die Zauberflöte) and Florestan (Fidelio) for Garsington Opera Emerging Artists, Vanya Kudrjas (Kát’a Kabanová) for Scottish Opera, Tito (La Clemenza di Tito) at the Teatru Manoel, Malta, Kuzka (Kovanschina) for Birmingham Opera Company and Melot (Tristan und Isolde) for Longborough Festival Opera. Ben’s concert repertory is incredibly varied, ranging from Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine and the Bach Passions, through to the dramatic romantic repertory, including Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Verdi, Puccini and Elgar.

Current and forthcoming highlights include the cover of Florestan (Fidelio) for Welsh National Opera, the cover of Anatole (War and Peace) for Welsh National Opera’s residency at the Royal Opera House, Monostatos (Die Zauberflöte0 for Opera de Bauge, Haydn’s Creation in the Royal Hall, Harrogate, performances of Schubert’s Winterreise and Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder, Beethoven Symphony No 9 at St John’s, Smith Square and Handel’s Messiah with the CBSO.