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Hew Wagner is a First Class Honours Graduate from the Elder Conservatorium of Music and is a Young Artist at the State Opera of South Australia. With the Australian International Opera Company and Co-Opera he has toured throughout Australia, Malaysia and China. He has studied with Robert Dawe, Rosalind Martin, Patrick Power and Thomas Edmonds.


Stage roles include Ted Pickles in the world premiere of Cloudstreet, Basilio in Le Nozze di Figaro, Monostatos in Die Zauberflöte, Friquet in La Chanson de Fortunio, Ruiz in Il Trovatore, Goro in Madama Butterfly, Triquet in Eugene Onegin, Dr Blind in Die Fledermaus, Marco in The Gondoliers, Molina in Kiss of the Spider Woman and Count Ludovic in Passion. Hew has performed as the Evangelist and tenor soloist in Bach’s St Matthew Passion and as the tenor soloist in Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s The Creation and Orff’s Carmina Burana.


Hew was nominated for a South Australian Screen Award for Best Performance for the short filmCaptivated: The Musical, was featured on Christopher Larkin’s score for the award winning short filmAurora. He has performed in the Adelaide Cabaret and Cabaret Fringe Festivals and participated in masterclasses taken by Nicholas Braithwaite, Malcolm Martineau, Adam Guettel and Jason Robert Brown.

Hew made his Lyric debut in 2017 as Kornelis in The Japanese Princess and returns in the same season in the role of Virtue / Nurtrice in Monteverdi's The Coronation of Poppea.

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