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

Tenor Joseph Dennis, Baritone Ben Edquist and Bass-Baritone Christian Zaremba have been announced as part of the cast for Austin Opera's Silent Night by Kevin Puts, which will run beginning January 2019. For Mr. Dennis and Mr. Edquist, it will be a house debut. 

Posted: Jan-30-2018
Latest Acclaim

"Ben Edquist, in the role of Older Thompson, was exceptional in embodying the different aspects of his character with a rich, robust baritone and impressive acting. The range of expression he achieved was astounding—a voice of glinted steel as the tormentor in Act I, an increasingly desperate voice full of confusion, bitterness, and anguish, rambling out a list of things he no longer understands about his country in the 'Welcome Home' solo—moving from a self-assured, controlled voice in his address to the congregation, to his aching solo as a drunken, broken man."

— Texas Classical Review
Posted: Nov-7-2017