Justin Werner

Current Position


Justin Werner is an operatic professional with extensive experience in production, education, and artist representation. Mr. Werner founded Stratagem Artists in 2018, which cultivates and represents a select roster of operatic artists through artist driven collaboration.

Between 2014-2018, Mr. Werner was a co-founder and artist manager at Couret & Werner (C&W) Artist Management and gained his initial Artist Management experience at IMG Artists, where he served as an Artist Management intern.

Mr. Werner was the founder and Artistic Director of New York Opera Exchange (2011–2015), which afforded numerous opportunities for emerging singers, directors, and designers to mount critically acclaimed productions.

A valued advisor for emerging artists, Mr. Werner is a frequent panelist for Opera America's Career Blueprints program. He has presented masterclasses and workshops for institutions such as Emerging Leaders of New York Arts (ELNYA), Yale School of Music, Mannes School of Music, Des Moines Metro Opera, the Glimmerglass Festival, Boston University, Fort Worth Opera / TCU, Oklahoma City University, and the University of North Texas. In past seasons, Mr. Werner served on the panels of the McCammon Vocal Competition, Talents of the World Competition, MetroWest Vocal Competition, and CS Music Vocal Competition.

Mr. Werner earned his BM in Vocal Performance from Boston University and his Advanced Certificate in Vocal Performance from the Aaron Copland School of Music. Mr. Werner is also proud to be the chair of the On Site Opera Artistic Advisory Council.