Tenor Ben Heppner performed in Abbotsford Monday night as part of the Valley Concert Society's 30th season of music.

Tenor Ben Heppner performed in Abbotsford Monday night as part of the Valley Concert Society's 30th season of music.

Tenor Heppner thrills sold out crowd

The Abbotsford Arts Centre was packed as Ben Heppner performed on Monday night. The show was presented by the Valley Concert Society.

B.C. tenor Ben Heppner wowed a sold out crowd at the Abbotsford Arts Centre on Monday night.

His performance was part of the Valley Concert Society’s 30th anniversary celebrations.

Heppner is recognized worldwide as the finest dramatic tenor before the public today. He excels in the most challenging roles, from Wagner’s Tristan and Lohengrin to Verdi’s Otello and Berlioz’ Aeneas.

He is acclaimed in music capitals around the world for his beautiful voice, intelligent musicianship and sparkling dramatic sense. His performances on the opera stage, in concert with the world’s leading orchestras, in the most prestigious recital venues, and in recordings have set new standards in his demanding repertoire.

Heppner studied music at the University of British Columbia. He first gained national attention in 1979 as the winner of the Canadian Broadcasting Company Talent Festival.