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Ben Thapa 

Ben started his career as one quarter of the classical crossover quartet G4, runners up on the first series of the X Factor in 2004. After 5 albums and several years of touring the UK and abroad, Ben left the group in 2018. As a soloist, Ben runs a busy diary on opera and concert stages across the UK and abroad.

 

Recent successes include the role of Arbace (Idomeneo, Buxton Festival), Siegfried (The Quest for the Ring, Royal Festival Hall/ Opera North), as well as concert performances taking in 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 premiering Simon Lindley’s Five Hymns to the Virgin. Recordings include Mat of the Mint (The Beggars Opera, Royal Opera, Chandos).

 

In 2012, Ben performed the role of the President in the UK premiere of Stockhausen’s Mittwoch aus Licht for Birmingham Opera Company, repeated in 2013 at the BBC Proms.

 

Current and forthcoming highlights include the cover of Florestan (Fidelio) for Welsh National Opera, and of Anatole (War and Peace)       for Welsh National Opera’s residency at the Royal Opera, Monostatos (Die Zauberflöte) for Opera de Bauge, Haydn Creation in the Royal Hall, Harrogate, performances of Schubert Winterreise, Beethoven 9th Symphony  at St. John’s, Smith Square, and Handel Messiah with the Black Dyke Band.