Founded by Justin Werner in 2018, Stratagem Artists is a boutique artist management company dedicated to representing a select roster of operatic artists.  We take pride in introducing our clientele to the opera companies, orchestras, and concert organizations of North America and Europe.


Stratagem Artists provides the individual attention necessary to target each client's short-term and long-term professional goals.  Our guidance touches upon repertoire advice, career development strategies, audition techniques, and the importance of constantly reaffirming relationships in today's fast-paced arts business world.


On the operatic stage, Stratagem Artists clients have appeared with: 

Boston Lyric Opera, Dallas Opera, English National Opera, Houston Grand Opera Los Angeles Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre,  Minnesota Opera, New York City Opera, On Site Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Palm Beach Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Portland Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, San Diego Opera, San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Seattle Opera, Teatro Carlo Felice, Teatro Regino Torino, Washington National Opera, and Welsh National Opera among many others.


Equally dedicated to symphonic organizations, Stratagem Artists clients have appeared with:

Atlanta Symphony, BBC London Symphony, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Liverpool Symphony, MidAmerica Productions at Carnegie Hall, Minnesota Orhestra, New York Festival of Song, New York Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, Omaha Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Utah Symphony, and Virginia Symphony among many others.


Stratagem Artists was built upon the foundation of Couret & Werner (C&W) Artists Management (2014–2018).



For inquiries regarding our artists, our services, or interest in joining our roster, please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly.

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Stratagem Artist Management, LLC.

New York, NY USA

tel. 646.847.9924


Justin Werner

Artist Manager

Rebecca Townsend

Assistant Artist Manager

Zoey Preston

Social Media Manager