An endlessly creative tenor, Logan Wagner grew up in Villa Hills, Kentucky and 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.
Wagner has performed various leading and comprimario roles at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), always bringing a deep understanding and empathetic tone to the characters. In 2019, 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, Wagner delivered a “hilarious” performance doubling as Don Basilio and Don Curzio in Le nozze di Figaro at CCM
Deeply committed to new music, 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, Wagner originated the roles of Sergei Eisenstein and Carl Van Vechten in Robeson/Moscow by Scott Davenport.
In the summer of 2022, Wagner was seen as a Principal Artist at Utah Festival Opera (UFOMT), where he performed the roles of Monostatos in The Magic Flute, Padre in Man of La Mancha, and covered Martin in The Tender Land. Wagner received rave reviews during his time at UFOMT, the Cache Valley Daily called him a "standout" and an "audience favorite." While in Utah, Wagner was named first place winner in the Utah Festival Opera Vocal Competition.
In the fall of 2022, Wagner sang the role of L'Aumonier in Poulenc's haunting opera Dialogues des Carmélites at CCM. In April of 2023, Wagner sang the role of Timothy Laughlin in Gregory Spears' contemporary masterpiece, Fellow Travelers at CCM. This is the first time Spears' work will have returned to Cincinnati since its premiere at Cincinnati Opera in 2016.
In the summer of 2023, Wagner joined Des Moines Metro Opera as an Apprentice Artist, covering the role of Jumper in Zach Redler and Jerre Dye's new American opera, The Rising and the Falling.
In the fall of 2023, Wagner makes his debut with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in Ambrose Thomas’ Hamlet as Marcellus and the Second Gravedigger. The production is in collaboration with Opéra-Comique and will be conducted by Louis Langrée to celebrate his final season as Music Director of the CSO.
Wagner began his operatic studies at CCM, graduating with his Bachelor of Music degree in 2020. Wagner studies with mezzo-soprano Dr. Quinn Patrick Ankrum and is currently pursuing his Master of Music degree at CCM.