Ben Thapa studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Royal College of Music, London and at the Wales International Academy of Voice with Dennis O’Neill, supported by the Musicians Benevolent Fund, the Leverhulme Trust and the Wagner Society.
In recent seasons operatic roles include Melot Tristan und Isolde for Longborough Festival Opera, Kuzka Khovanschina for Birmingham Opera Company, Tito La clemenza di Tito at the Teatru Manoel, Malta, The President in Stockhausen’s Mittwoch aus Litcht for Birmingham Opera Company and at the BBC Proms. Cover roles include Vogelgesang The Mastersingers of Nuremberg for English National Opera, Tamino for Garsington Opera and Florestan and Bajazet for Buxton Festival.
Ben is an active performer on the concert platform across a wide range of repertory. Highlights include Monteverdi Vespers (Monteverdi Choir/ John Eliot Gardiner); performances of Handel Messiah, Haydn Creation and Mozart Requiem at the Royal Albert Hall; Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music at the Royal Festival Hall with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Rossini Petite messe solennelle at Jesus College Cambridge.