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About

A highly sought-after young artist, Logan Wagner, grew up in Villa Hills, Kentucky. Mr. Wagner has been praised for his versatility as a performer, finding a home in opera, musical theatre, and stage acting. He has impressed audiences with his physicality and expressive stage skills. 
 
Mr. Wagner has performed various leading and comprimario roles at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), always bringing a deeply understanding and empathetic tone to the characters. In 2019, Mr. Wagner sang the role of Orfeo in CCM Opera D’arte’s production of L’Orfeo where he was praised for his impressive stamina and engaging performance. In 2021, Mr. Wagner delivered a “hilarious” performance doubling as Don Basilio and Don Curzio in Le Nozze di Figaro at CCM.
 
Deeply committed to new music, Mr. Wagner originated the role of Boy in a workshop of Bulrusher by Nathaniel Stookey at Cincinnati Opera. In a further collaboration with Cincinnati Opera's Opera Fusion: New Works, Mr. Wagner originated the roles of Sergei Eisenstein and Carl Van Vechten in Robeson/Moscow by Scott Davenport Richards.

In the summer of 2022, Mr. Wagner was seen as a Principal Artist at Utah Festival Opera where he performed the roles of Monostatos in The Magic Flute, Padre in Man of La Mancha, and covered Martin in The Tender Land. Mr. Wagner received rave reviews during his time at UFOMT, the Cache Valley Daily called him a "standout" and an "audience favorite". While in Utah, Mr. Wagner was named first place in the Utah Festival Opera Vocal Competition.

In the fall of 2022, Mr. Wagner sang the role of L'Aumonier in Poulenc's haunting opera Les Dialogues des Carmélites at CCM.  In April of 2023, Mr. Wagner sang the role of Timothy Laughlin in Gregory Spears' contemporary masterpiece, Fellow Travelers at CCM. This is the first time Spears' work returned to Cincinnati since it's premiere at Cincinnati Opera in 2016. 

In the summer of 2023, Mr. Wagner joined Des Moines Metro Opera as an Apprentice Artist. While at DMMO he covered the role of Jumper in Zach Redler and Jerre Dye's new American opera, The Falling and the Rising
 
In the fall of 2023, Mr. Wagner made his Dayton Opera debut as Beadle Bamford in Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd. Mr. Wagner then sang the roles of Marcellus and Second Gravedigger in Thomas’ Hamlet with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. This production was in collaboration with Opéra-Comique and was specially programmed to commemorate Maestro Louis Langrée’s final season as the principal conductor of the CSO.
 
In February of 2024, Mr. Wagner performed the role of Clarence Elkins in Blind Injustice by Scott Davenport Richards and David Cote. This performance was produced by PEAK Performances and was streamed on PBS. The performances were conducted by Tony-Winning conductor, Ted Sperling.
 
Mr. Wagner joins Wolf Trap Opera as a Studio Artist in the summer of 2024. During his time at Wolf Trap, Mr. Wagner will perform the role of the Brother in Kurt Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins with the National Orchestra and conducted by John Morris Russel. He will also cover the Kronprinz in Kevin Puts’ Silent Night.

In 2024, Mr. Wagner was nominated for "Best Performance" by Broadway World for his portrayal of Timothy Laughlin in Fellow Travelers
 
Recently Mr. Wagner placed in various competitions throughout the United States, including the Gigli International Voice Competition where he received an Encouragement Award. Mr. Wagner was also named a finalist in the MIOpera International Vocal Competition, a semi-finalist in the Savell Vocal Competition, and a semi-finalist in the Pasadena Vocal Competition where he received a career grant. Mr. Wagner also won Third Place in the Orpheus Vocal Competition, was named a Finalist in the Lotte Lenya Competition, Second Place in the Rochester Oratorio Society International Vocal Competition, and was named the Grand Prize Corbett Award Winner at the Corbett Competition in the Spring of 2024.

Mr. Wagner began his operatic studies at CCM, graduating with his Bachelor of Music in 2020 and Master of Music in 2023, and is currently in the prestigious Artist Diploma Program. Mr. Wagner is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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