Vocalist - Baritone
About

American Baritone Ben Edquist, a recent graduate of the distinguished Houston Grand Opera Studio, was named one of OperaNow’s“10 Young Opera Singers to Watch” in 2016.  With Houston Grand Opera, Mr. Edquist originated the roles of Sir Walter Raleigh in Gregory Spears’ O Columbia, and Edward Kynaston in Carlisle Floyd’s new opera Prince of Players, for which Opera News wrote, “Edquist’s warm, soothing voice and youthful, fresh-faced appearance, were effective in realizing Kynaston's ambiguous sexuality and his gender-shifting performances, either as passive female (when playing Desdemona in an onstage Othello) or aggressive and murderous male (as Othello).” 

Posted: May-23-2017
Latest News

Baritone Ben Edquist is at the Grand Teton Music Festival this month, performing as Bernardo in West Side Story and in a "Broadway Review," singing musical theater favorites alongside other performers. Mr. Edquist will perform "Some Enchanted Evening” from “South Pacific” (1949), among others.

Posted: Aug-15-2018
Latest Acclaim

"Go-getting lover-boy Remo was vividly presented by American baritone Ben Edquist."

— Opera News
Posted: Oct-16-2018