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, Kornelis in La Princess Jeune, 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, Mozart’s Requiem and Orff’s Carmina Burana.
Hew was nominated for a South Australian Screen Award for Best Performance for the short film Captivated: The Musical, has performed in the Adelaide Cabaret and Cabaret Fringe Festivals, and has participated in masterclasses taken by Sara Macliver, Nicholas Braithwaite, Adam Guettel, and Jason Robert Brown. Hew is an experienced studio singer, having sung on projects ranging from advertising and film soundtracks to concept recordings of new musicals, and even Finnish heavy metal albums.
Hew is available to sing at weddings, funerals, and corporate events.