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Nicholas Tamagna, Countertenor

Ariodante

as Polinesso

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Nicholas Tamagna Countertenor

Akhnaten

as Akhnaten

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Nicholas Tamagna, Countertenor

Hannibal

as Hannibal

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Nicholas Tamagna, Countertenor

Mitridate

as Farnace

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Nicholas Tamagna, Countertenor

Riccardo Primo

as Oronte

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Midsummer Night's Dream

as Oberon

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Giulio Cesare

as Cesare

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Purcell Projects

with Le Poème Harmonique and more

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Nicholas Tamagna is a countertenor of rare quality who is quickly establishing himself on the world’s opera stages. As a Händel specialist, he has conquered such roles as Giulio Cesare, Orlando and Polinesso. His flawless technique, seamless registration, clarity of diction, and dramatic versatility have won him critical acclaim in a wide range of repertoire.

In 2017/18, Mr. Tamagna appears with Nederlandse Reisopera and at Staatstheater Oldenburg (Germany) in the title role of Hasse’s Siroe, Re di Persia, and with Opera Omaha as the Refugee in the company premiere of Jonathan Dove’s Flight.

In 2016/17 he will sing the alto solo in Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater in a dance production with Malandain Ballet Biarritz at Opéra de Rouen in France. In New York at Merkin Hall, he sang Goffredo in Rinaldo with operamission, and with One World Symphony he performed the title role in Sung Jin Hong’s Hannibal. He again joined early music ensemble, Le Poème Harmonique on tour as the Spirit in Dido and Aeneas and as the vocal soloist in To be or not to be, a Purcell/Shakespeare pastiche, performing at Opéra de Haute-Normandie Rouen, Opéra Royal de Versailles, and Opéra de Vichy.

In 2014/15, he returned to the Händel-Festspiele in Karlsruhe, Germany as Oronte in Händel’s Riccardo Primo, where he made his European debut the previous year. At Theater Münster he performed Polinesso in Ariodante, and débuted at the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden as Hassan in Zaid Jabri’s Cities of Salt.

During the 2012/13 season, Nicholas Tamagna triumphed as Akhnaten with Indianapolis Opera, from which a filmed version was broadcast. In New York, he performed the role of Ottone in l’Incoronazione di Poppea at Symphony Space, the title role in the North American premiere of Händel’s Rodrigo with operamission, and Pisandro in Monteverdi’s Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria with Opera Omnia. In recent seasons, he has performed the title role in Endimione/Pane in Cavalli’s La Calisto (NY), Cesare/Tolomeo in Giulio Cesare, re d’Egitto (Washington DC/London, Ontario, Canada), the Witch in Hansel and Gretel (NY), Farnace in Mozart’s Mitridate, Re di Ponto (NY), the Duchess in The Gondoliers (NY), Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus (NY), Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice (Memphis), the Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas (NY and Rouen, France), and Ruggiero in Alcina (NY).

Mr. Tamagna is featured on DVD recordings in the title role of Akhnaten (forthcoming, Orange Mountain Music), the Spirit in Dido and Aeneas (2015, Outhère Music), and with Canadian early music ensemble ¡Sacabuche! in performances of unpublished works of the Italian Baroque (forthcoming, ATMA Classique). An active concert soloist, He has sung in renowned venues including Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Avery Fischer Hall, and the Bozar in Bruxelles. At Lincoln Center he performed his house debut as a soloist in Goossens’ Edition of Händel’s Messiah and returned again in a production of Babes in Toyland with Little Orchestra Society.

Mr. Tamagna was the 1st Prize winner of the inaugural Nico Castel International Mastersinger Competition. In 2011 he won 2nd Judges Prize in the Arkadi Foundation Opera Competition, and was a semi-finalist in the Gianni Bergamo Award Competition for Countertenors in Lugano, Switzerland.

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Upcoming Performances
01 Oct 2016 Brotherly Ayres and Prayers: Music of Henry and Daniel Purcell Briarcliff Manor, New York ( USA ) Scarborough Presbyterian Church Scarborough Presbyterian Church
14 Oct 2016 Dido and Aeneas Vichy, France Opéra de Vichy Opéra de Vichy
04 Nov 2016 Dido and Aeneas Rouen, France Opéra de Haute-Normandie Rouen Opéra de Haute-Normandie Rouen
06 Nov 2016 Dido and Aeneas Rouen, France Opéra de Haute-Normandie Rouen Opéra de Haute-Normandie Rouen
08 Nov 2016 Dido and Aeneas Rouen, France Opéra de Haute-Normandie Rouen Opéra de Haute-Normandie Rouen
19 Nov 2016 Dido and Aeneas Versailles, France Opéra Royal de Versailles Opéra Royal de Versailles
20 Nov 2016 Dido and Aeneas Versailles, France Opéra Royal de Versailles Opéra Royal de Versailles
10 Dec 2016 Bach Magnificat (Alto Soloist) New York, New York Carnegie Hall - Stern Auditorium Carnegie Hall - Stern Auditorium Buy ticket
11 Dec 2016 Salon Sanctuary: The Floor of Heaven New York, New York ( USA ) The Bernie Wohl Theater | Goddard Riverside Community Center The Bernie Wohl Theater | Goddard Riverside Community Center Buy ticket
28 Jan 2017 Vivaldi: Stabat Mater (Alto soloist) Rouen, France Théâtre de Rouen Haute-Normandie Théâtre de Rouen Haute-Normandie Buy ticket
21 Apr 2017 Flight (as Refugee) Omaha, Nebraska ( USA ) Orpheum Theater Orpheum Theater Buy ticket
23 Apr 2017 Flight (as Refugee) Omaha, Nebraska ( USA ) Orpheum Theater Orpheum Theater Buy ticket

Update: Special charity event and concert in Scarborough, New York on October 1. The program is: The Music of... https://t.co/1PrGTyE364
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