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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, the Canadian Opera Company, Cincinnati Opera, Dallas Opera, Deutche Oper Berlin, Edmonton Opera, English National Opera, the Glimmerglass Festival, Glyndebourne Festival Opera,  Houston Grand Opera, Komische Oper Berlin, Los Angeles Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre,  Minnesota Opera, New York City Opera, On Site Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Opera Royal de Versailles, Pacific Opera Victoria, Palm Beach Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Portland Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, San Diego Opera, San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Seattle Opera, Seiki Ozawa Matsumoto Festival, Teatro Carlo Felice, Teatro Regino Torino, Vancouver Opera, the Verbier Festival, 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, Cleveland Orchestra, Columbus Symphony, Houston Symphony, Liverpool Symphony, MidAmerica Productions at Carnegie Hall, Minnesota Orchestra, Music of the Baroque, New York Festival of Song, New York Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, Oratorio Society of NY, Omaha Symphony, Oregon Bach Festival, Philadelphia Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Trinity Wall Street, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Utah Symphony, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, 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 Artists

New York, NY USA

tel. 646.847.9924


Justin Werner

Founder and President

Rebecca Townsend

Artist Manager

Christine Glassman

Assistant Artist Manager


Maria Miller

Operations Manager

Lyndsi Maus

Artistic Consultant and Collaborator

Carly Ann Moore

Social Media Manager





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