Tenor Ben Heppner has graced stages worldwide, and soon he will be gracing the stage in Cranbrook.
Heppner was born in Murrayville, B.C., and grew up in Dawson Creek. He began his musical studies at the University of British Columbia and first attracted national attention when he won the CBC Talent Festival in 1979.
Since then, he has gone on to become one of the most prominent dramatic tenor’s active today. He is associated particularly with the Wagnerian repertoire, but he performs a wide range of operas from the German, French and Italian canons. He is acclaimed in music capitals around
the world for his beautiful voice, intelligent musicianship and sparkling dramatic sense.
Through his career he has performed in concert with the world’s leading orchestras and in the most prestigious recital venues.
Key City Theatre is hosting a recital with Ben Heppner and his accompanist John Hess.
Ben’s current British Columbia recital tour includes appearances in Kelowna, Cranbrook, Kamloops, White Rock, Abbotsford and Sidney, and is part of Mr. Heppner’s annual commitment to performing for Canada’s smaller centers from Coast to Coast.
Talented on and off stage, he is both a two-time Grammy Award winner and a three time Juno Award recipient. In 2002, Heppner was named an Officer of the Order of Canada. Over the years he has recorded eight solo albums, performed on 12 Opera recordings and nine concert recording albums. His talents and contributions have not gone unnoticed, the recipient of seven honorary doctorates.
This intimate evening with Ben Heppner is a once in a life time event. Ben Heppner performs at the Key City Theatre on Saturday, May 18 at 7:30.