June 16, 2024

Meet Our Director

Benjamin Dooley

Ben Dooley, tenor, has sung many operatic roles that range from Baroque to Contemporary works. His operatic roles include Lurcanio in Ariodante, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, Tamino in Die zaubeflöte, Mr.Ford in Salieri’s Falstaff, Prince charming in Viardot’s Cendrillon, and Edoardo in Rossini’s La cambiale di matrimonio, and principle roles in The Vanishing Bridegroom. He has performed concert arias with Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra and The Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra.

Mr. Dooley graduated with a Master degree in Vocal Performance from Azusa Pacific University, California where he also did 2.5 years of a post-graduate Artist Certificate Program under the tutelage of Dr.Melanie Galloway.

He is also well versed in pop singing as he has produced three albums in Thailand as the lead singer of Gear Knight and Silent Scream where he received multiple national rewards including Best new group from Seed Awards 2006, Best Rock Album of the Year from Season Award 2009. His first band, Gearknight also had three songs that made it to the top of the national radio chart. He also participated in the TV show “The Voice Thailand season 6” where he blends his rock and operatic voice and was the first runner up.

Ben was the chair of the Voice and Theater department at The College of Music, Mahidol University from 2017 to 2019. He now teaches privately and performs in Thailand regularly.


Photo credit: The Voice Thailand
Photo credit: Amphon Kingology Chansirisri
Photo credit: Bridge Communications
Photo credit: Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra
Photo credit: Bangkok Combined Choir & Orchestra
Photo credit: Sirilaksana Khoman

Education

  • Artist Certificate Program (2.5 year) – Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, 2015
  • Master of Music in Performance– Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, December 2012
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Aerospace Engineering, 2005 – Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand

Awards

  • Best Rock Album of the year Season Award, Thailand 2009
  • Best New Group of the year Seed Award, Thailand 2006
  • Best singer prize Nescafe music challenge, Thailand 2004

Recordings

  • Silent Scream: Lost and found RS Promotion, Thailand 2008
  • Gear knight: 2 battle RS Promotion, Thailand 2007
  • Miss Mom Project with various artists RS Promotion, Thailand 2006
  • Gear knight: Gear knight RS Promotion, Thailand 2005

Opera (Roles Performed)

  • Ariodante (Händel) Lurcanio Azusa Pacific University (2015)
  • Don Giovanni (Mozart) Don Ottavio Azusa Pacific University (2014)
  • Die Zaubeflöte (Mozart) Tamino Azusa Pacific University (2013)
  • L’elisir d’amore (Donizetti) Nemorino Azusa Pacific University (2013)
  • Le Cendrillon (Verdot) Le Prince charme Azusa Pacific University (2012)
  • Fallstaff (Salieri) Mr.Ford Azusa Pacific University (2011)
  • La Cambiale di Matrimonio (Rossini) Edoardo Azusa Pacific University (2011)

Check out some updates and works from Ben Dooley at facebook.com/bendooleysinger. Link below: