Erin Wagner
United States

Amy and Mark Melton/ Drs. Liz Grimm and Jack Roth/ Mrs. Nancy Haywood Fellow



A second-year Butler Studio artist from El Paso, Erin Wagner performs the roles of Flower Maiden/Voice from Above in Parsifal, Kate Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly, and Sister Margaretta in The Sound of Music during HGO’s 2023-24 season. During the 2022-23 season at HGO, she made her mainstage debut replacing an indisposed colleague in the role of Jack for the final performance of The Wreckers, and she performed the roles of Barbarina in The Marriage of Figaro and Page of Herodias in Salome. She is a winner of the 2021 Naumburg Foundation International Vocal Competition and, with pianist and composer Shawn Chang, the 2021 Juilliard Vocal Arts Honors Recital. Wagner was a 2021 Renée Fleming Artist at Aspen Music Festival, where she performed the roles of Second Lady (The Magic Flute) and Unulfo (Rodelinda); sang in scenes from Così fan tutte, La clemenza di Tito, and Semele; and premiered David Clay Mettens’s The Sustaining Air. She worked with Fleming for Carnegie Hall’s 2021 SongStudio and received second prize in the 2021 Saengerbund Awards. She has performed with Steven Blier and Bénédicte Jourdois at Caramoor and with Brian Zeger at Juilliard Songfest. This past summer, she returned to Aspen to perform the role of Idamante in Idomeneo. She completed her Bachelor of Music degree at the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Joan Patenaude-Yarnell, and her Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Darrell Babidge and was a Gluck Community Service Fellow.


Jack: THE WRECKERS 2022-23

Barbarina: THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO 2022-23 

Page of Herodias: SALOME 2022-23