Ben Heppner

Ben Heppner

Ben Heppner is acclaimed in music capitals around the world for his beautiful voice, intelligent musicianship and sparkling dramatic sense. He excels in the most challenging roles, from Wagner's Tristan and Lohengrin to Verdi's Otello and Berlioz' Aeneas. His performances on the opera stage, in concert with the world's leading orchestras, in the most prestigious recital venues, and in recordings have set new standards in his demanding repertoire. Mr. Heppner studied music at the University of British Columbia. He first gained national attention in 1979 as the winner of the Canadian Broadcasting Company Talent Festival, and CBC television's “Something Special” featured him in an hour-long portrait of the artist. Mr. Heppner is a winner of the Metropolitan Opera auditions and is both a Grammy Award winner and a Juno Award recipient. In 2002, he was named an Officer of the Order of Canada.

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