Vocalist - Baritone

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

"Baritone Ben Edquist, a graduate of the Houston Grand Opera Studio, sang the role of the poet [Manfred] Lewin with stunning beauty, especially within the poignant and tango-esque 'A Hundred Thousand Stars.'"

— Opera News
Posted: Jul-18-2018