Ben Heppner is recognized worldwide as the finest dramatic tenor before the public today. He excels in the most challenging roles, from Wagner’s Tristan and Lohengrin to Verdi’s Otello and Berlioz’ Aeneas. He is acclaimed in music capitals around the world for his beautiful voice, intelligent musicianship and sparkling dramatic sense. 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.
Ben 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 in 1988 won the Metropolitan Opera auditions. He is both a Grammy Award winner and a Juno Award recipient. Ben was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2002.
In addition to his busy international career, Ben has recently also become the host of the CBC’s “Saturday Afternoon at the Opera”.
Wednesday, 19th February, 2014 at 7:45 pm *
6:00 pm drinks (Common Room)
6:30 dinner (Ondaatje Hall)
7:30 coffee and desert (Common Room)
7:45 Interview with Ben in the Upper Library
*If you would like to dine in Ondaatje Hall beforehand –
please register with the Porter at 416 978 2895.