Tenor taking the stage in Sidney

Canadian singer Ben Heppner performs at the Mary Winspear Centre May 30

Canadian tenor Ben Heppner

Canadian tenor Ben Heppner

SIDNEY — Ben Heppner, a world renowned dramatic tenor, is taking the stage at the Mary Winspear Centre later this month.

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

He is both a Grammy Award winner and a Juno Award recipient and in 2002, Heppner was named an Officer of the Order of Canada.

On Thursday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. Heppner will take the stage in the Charlie White Theatre with John Hess on piano. Attendees will also have the chance to meet Heppner after the show.

Tickets are $89 plus applicable taxes and include a glass of wine or champagne. They can be purchased through the Mary Winspear box office (250-656-0275 or www.marywinspear.ca).

— With files from the Mary Winspear Centre