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.


Stratagem Artists clients have fulfilled operatic engagements 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 the concert stage, Stratagem Artists clientele will also 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).




The art of classical singing is one that demands great commitment, discipline, and enthusiasm.  Along each singer's journey arise questions of repertoire, presentation, and career viability.  Stratagem Artists is proud to offer guidance to those singers who wish to improve their command of the operatic craft, while also addressing the realities of the current classical industry.


Stratagem Artists is committed to artist development. Justin Werner's experience in artist counsel includes presenting masterclasses for 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 / Texas Christian University, Oklahoma City University,  the University of North Texas, the New York Opera Alliance, the University of Delaware and the Seagle Music Colony, as well as serving as artistic director / founder of the New York Opera Exchange (2011–2015).  In pas seasons, he served on the adjudicating panels the McCammon Vocal Competition, Talents of the World Annual Voice Competition, MetroWest Vocal Competition, and CS Music Vocal Competition.


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

Stratagem Artist Management, LLC.

New York, NY USA


tel. 646.847.9924


Justin Werner

Artist Manager


Zoey Preston

Artist Manager






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