Ben Thapa studied at the Guildhall School of Music and the Royal College of Music before graduating from the Wales International Academy of Voice in 2013 under the tutelage of Dennis O'Neill. His major bursars include the Musicians Benevolent Fund, the Joaninha Trust and the Wagner Society. He has participated in a number of masterclasses, including Kiri Te Kanawa, Della Jones, Amanda Roocroft, Jonathan Dove (for Music Theatre Wales) and Graham Clark. In addition, Ben was twice a Britten-Pears scholar. He continues his study privately with David Pollard.
In the current season Ben returns to English National Opera to understudy the roles of Orpheus the Man in The Mask of Orpheus and performs Ein Hirt Tristan und Isolde for Saffron Opera Group, he also continues his busy concert schedule with choral societies across the United Kingdom.
Highlights in recent seasons include Arbace Idomeneo and Aufidio Lucio Silla for Buxton International Festival; Monostatos Die Zauberflöte for Opera de Baugé; Siegfried in The Quest for the Ring: scenes from Siegfried and Götterdämmerung at the Royal Festival Hall in association with Opera North; and Melot Tristan und Isolde for Longborough Festival Opera.
Operatic roles include President Mittwoch aus Licht (Birmingham Opera/BBC Proms); Kuzka Khovanschina (Birmingham Opera Company), Tito La clemenza di Tito (Teatru Manoel); Tamino The Magic Flute (Regents Opera, Ryedale Festival, Garsington Emerging Artists); Vanya Kudrjash Katya Kabanova (Scottish Opera); Cavaradossi Tosca and Don José Carmen (Minack Theatre); First Armed Man The Magic Flute (Garsington Opera); Dick Johnson Fanciulla del West (OperaUpClose); and Mat of the Mint The Beggar's Opera (The Royal Opera).