Ben Lowe, baritone, received his Masters of Music at UCLA studying voice under Vladimir Chernov and opera with Peter Kazaras. Mr. Lowe is a graduate of Cal State Dominguez Hills where he received his BA in music.

        He has been a featured soloist in Redlands Bowl Festival and Celestial Opera Company. While at UCLA, Mr. Lowe performed in Poulenc’s Les Dialogues es Carmélites, Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld, Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea and Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortileges. Lowe has also been a part of the workshop that performed and recorded a new opera by Jonathan Sheffer, Blood on the Dining Room Floor. He took part in the reading of a new opera by Mitch Glickman, The Princess of Javasu. Lowe has been a featured soloist with the UCLA Philharmonic, performing Mozart’s C Minor Mass and Requiem. He was the featured soloist in Brahms German Requiem with the Cal State Dominguez Hills Chorale.  He was the baritone soloist in Fauré’s Requiem with the Angeles Chorale on the tenth anniversary of 9/11 at the Los Angeles Cathedral; and made his Disney Hall debut singing the baritone solo in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Lowe has sung recitals for the Opera Guild of Southern California and the Opera Associates and many for many other music organizations.  Lowe performed the role of Renato in Verdi’s Un Ballo In Maschera in the Opera Buffs first ever Opera in Concert.  Mr. Lowe’s other performance credits include the new opera The Dove and the Nightingale by Roger Bourland which was premiered in Mazatlán, Mexico. He is a featured soloist with the California Philharmonic and the Golden State Pops Orchestra. This last concert season, Lowe performed Handel’s Messiah and Orff’s Carmina Burana and Dvorak’s Stabat Mater. Lowe’s other performances include UCLA’s I due Figaro and singing the bass solo in the Verdi Requiem in Royce Hall. This last Spring Mr. Lowe was a part of UCLA’s West Coast premieres of John Musto’s Bastianello and William Bolcom’s Lucrezia. Mr. Lowe also recently completed the role of Escamillo in UCLA’s production of The Tragedy of Carmen, his final performance as a graduate student.

       Mr. Lowe spent this last summer working with Marilyn Horne at the Music Academy of the West where he performed the role of Bonobo, in Mathew Aucoin’s Second Nature. While attending Music Academy of the West, Mr. Lowe was selected as the winner of the 2016 Marilyn Horne Song Competition. This Spring Mr. Lowe will go on a recital tour representing The Music Academy of the West. This summer Mr. Lowe will return to Music Academy of the West as a 2017 Fellow performing the role of Dulcamara in The Elixir of Love. He will also be performing the role of Zuniga in the Opera Buffs concert performance of Bizet’s Carmen.

 

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