Wagner Mauricio Pástor hails from Quito, Ecuador. He has participated in professional engagements including performances with The American Spiritual Ensemble, Kentucky Opera/Santa Fe Opera, North Carolina Summer Opera, South Bend Lyric Opera, the Bay View Music Association, the A. J. Fletcher Opera Institute, Piedmont Opera, the Ecuador National Symphony Orchestra, the Sucre National Theater, and Cincinnati Opera.
In 2020 Wagner received the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions encouragement award, Lexington, KY and was a semifinalist in the Saengerbund Awards in Huston, TX as well as in the Opera Premier Foundation vocal competition, NYC. Recently, obtained the second place in the professional voice category at the London International Music Competition.
Mr. Pástor has performed leading romantic tenor roles such as Alfredo in Verdi's La Traviata, Werther by Massenet, Don José in Bizet's Carmen, Nemorino in Donizetti's L'elisir d'amor, and Rodolfo in Puccini's La Bohème. In the Fall 2022, Wagner will perform Tamino from Mozart's Die Zauberflöte with the University of Kentucky Opera Theater.
Wagner has received a diploma in arts from the Conservatorio Superior Nacional de Música del Ecuador and an engineering degree in geography-regional planning from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador. Additionally, a master's of music from the University of Idaho. Mr. Pástor was awarded a professional artist certificate from the University of North Carolina-School of the Arts. Currently, Wagner is a doctoral candidate in musical arts - voice performance under the mentorship of Dr. Everett McCorvey and vocal coach Professor Cliff Jackson at the University of Kentucky.