BIOGRAPHY

Miriam Berkley Photography © 2017 | Nicholas Tamagna, Countertenor | Biography Photo

Miriam Berkley Photography © 2017 | Nicholas Tamagna

In 2017-18, Mr. Tamagna will tour in a co-production with the Nederlandse Reisopera in the Netherlands and the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater in Germany in the title role of Hasse’s Siroe. In the 2016 – 2017 season, Mr. Tamagna made his Spoleto Festival USA debut as Pompeo in the North-American Premiere of Vivaldi’s Il Farnace and Opera Omaha’s company premiere of Jonathan Dove’s Flight in the role of the Refugee, directed by James Darrah. In Europe, Mr. Tamagna returned to France as the Spirit in Dido and Aeneas with Opéra de Haute-Normandie Rouen with the early music ensemble Le Poème Harmonique also touring tol’Opéra Royal de Versailles and Opéra de Vichy, during which he also recorded an album with Alpha Classics entitled “Son of England: Music of Jeremiah Clarke and Henry Purcell.” He also joined Opéra de Haute-Normandie Rouen for a special dance presentation of Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater with Malandain Biarritz Ballet He made his Carnegie Hall debut in New York as soloist in Bach’s Magnificat BMW 243 and in the world premiere of Jonathan Breit‘s Zippelfagottist with The Cecilia Chorus of New York and Orchestra. He had the special honor of joining David Kram, former conductor for Opera Australia, in a special outdoor presentation of Philip Glass’s Akhnaten as Akhnaten with the Melbourne Consort and MGS Productions. At New York’s Merkin Hall, he made his debut as Goffredo in Rinaldo with operamission.

In 2014/15, he returned to the Händel-Festspiele Badisches Staatstheater in Karlsruhe, Germany as Oronte in Händel’s Riccardo Primo, where he made his European debut the previous year. At Theater Münster he joined the ensemble as Polinesso in Ariodante. He débuted at the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden in 2015 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 première 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 Händel’s Serse (New York, NY), Pane in Cavalli’s La Calisto (Brooklyn, NY), Cesare and Tolomeo in Giulio Cesare in (Opera London, Ontario, Canada and Bel Cantanti Opera, Washington DC), the Witch in Hansel and Gretel (several companies New York, NY), Farnace in Mozart’s Mitridate, Re di Ponte (Little Opera Theatre of New York, NY), the Duchess in The Gondoliers (Utopia Unlimited, New York, NY), Glück’s Orpheus (Opera Memphis, TN), and Ruggiero in Händel’s Alcina (Pocket Opera of New York, NY).

Mr. Tamagna is also a featured soloist with Canadian early music ensemble on their debut album “¡Sacabuche! in a recording of unpublished works of the Italian Baroque (ATMA Classique, CD – 2015) and can be seen as the Spirit in Dido and Aeneas with le Poème Harmonique and Opéra de Haute-Normandie Rouen (Outhère Music, DVD – 2015).

An active concert soloist, He has sung in renowned venues including Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, David Geffin Hall (formerly Avery Fischer Hall), the Bozar in Bruxelles, and most recently the Philharmonie de Paris. At Lincoln Center in New York City, he performed his house debut as a soloist in Goossens’ Edition of Händel’s Messiah with DCINY and returned again in a production of Victor Herbert’s operetta Babes in Toyland with Little Orchestra Society.

Mr. Tamagna was the 1st Prize winner of the inaugural Nico Castel International Mastersinger Competition. He is managed by Stephens Nicolson Artist Management.

countertenor Nicholas Tamagna is a countertenor, and a countertenor of rare-quality, a countertenor singing countertenor and castrato repertoire.

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