Ben Wager

Ben W.

Philadelphia, PA

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Ben delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 15+

Teaching since:
2018

My name is Ben Wager and I'm a Philadelphia-born/raised/trained/based operatic bass-baritone currently in the midst of an international career as a soloist. I have been a guest at many of the world's major opera houses including Opera Philadelphia, The Dallas Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Los Angeles Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Den Norske Opera (Oslo, Norway), Minnesota Opera, Opera San Jose, Nashville Opera, along with my 2012 debut at Carnegie Hall. I've had the privilege of sharing the stage with many of the industry's most famous personalities and have performed over 50 named roles in seven languages.
Beginning my career in music as a bass-guitarist, I discovered classical voice while taking voice lessons myself. Along with over 15 years in the field of classical voice, I bring with me a background in pop/jazz/rock music. I have the knowledge and experience to work with any student with any goal in mind.
Starting in 2018, I've decided to open my own voice studio out of the Academy of Vocal Arts and I couldn't be more excited!
My goal is to help voice students of any skill level sharpen their craft and attain whatever skills he or she needs.

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Experience

Opera SInger
Jan 2006 - Present
Ben Wager, bass-baritone

Full-time, self employed opera singer.

Education

Master of Music
Jan 2006 - May 2009
Academy of Vocal Arts
Bachelor or Arts in Criminal Justice
Sep 1998 - Jun 2002
University of Delaware

Languages

German
Professional Proficiency
Italian
Professional Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Affiliations

American Guild of Musical Artists
Sep 2005

An American labor union that represents 8,000 current and retired opera singers, ballet and other dancers, opera directors, backstage production personnel at opera and dance companies, and figure skaters.

Photos & Videos

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Berlin
Fall, 2016

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As Figaro in Mozart's "Le nozze di Figaro"
Opera San Jose
Fall, 2015

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As Angelotti in Puccini's "Tosca"
Lyric Opera of Kansas City
Spring, 2016
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