Dario Acosta Photography © 2018 | New York City, US

Countertenor Nicholas Tamagna has garnered widespread acclaim for his commanding expressive vocal timbre, his breathtaking musicianship, and superb acting skills; establishing himself as a leading countertenor in his generation.In 2019 he joins the Wiener Staatsoper and Metropolitan Opera making his debuts in both houses as a cover in their productions of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Händel’s Agrippina, respecitvely. He will also be featured at the Händelfestspiele Halle appearing with Parnassus Arts Productions as Silvio in Händel’s Il Pastor Fido and with Lautten Compagney as Ruggiero in Händel’s Alcina. He will join the tour in the title role of Rinaldo and reprise Ruggiero in Alcina with Lautten Compagney in late Summer-Fall 2019 in Germany and Switzerland. In 2018 he made his debut at Theater an der Wien and Victoria Teatru in Gliwice, Poland with Parnassus Arts Productions in a special concert presentation of Gismondo, Re di Polonia by Leo Vinci, in the role of Ermanno. He will reprise this role on tour in 2019 in Poland. He will return to the Nederlandse Reisopera for their production of Händel’s Giulio Cesare in Egitto as Tolomeo in 2022. In the USA, Tamagna can be heard at the Florentine Opera Company in Milwaukee, WI, USA in their upcoming production of L’incoronazione di Poppea as Ottone in Spring 2019. He will also return to the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater in 2020 for their production of Jonathan Dove’s Flight as the Refugee.

In 2017-18, Mr. Tamagna sang the title role and toured in a much-acclaimed co-production of Hasse’s Siroe, Re di Persia with the Nederlandse Reisopera in eight cities in the Netherlands and at the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater in Germany. He also made his debut with the Musikfestpiele Potsdam at the Sanssouci Palace as Amore in a production of the lesser-known opera L’Europa by Alessandro Melani, in a special reworked theatrical presentation in the Ovidgallerie, directed by Deda Christina Colonna.

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 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 to l’Opéra Royal de Versailles and Opéra de Vichy, during which time he also recorded an album on the Alpha Classics label entitled “Son of England: Music of Jeremiah Clarke and Henry Purcell.” He joined le Poème Harmonique once more in 2017 in a reprise of “To be or not to be: A Pastiche of Purcell and Shakespeare” in his debut at the Philharmonie de Paris (Paris, France). Nicholas Tamagna also collaborated with Opéra de Haute-Normandie Rouen for a special dance presentation of Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater with Malandain Biarritz Ballet.

Tamagna 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. He first sang Akhnaten first with Indianapolis Opera in 2013.

FUTURE SEASONS

2019

Monteverdi: L’incoronazione di Poppea (as Ottone)
Florentine Opera
Milwaukee, WI (USA)

Bach: St. Matthew Passion (alto soloist)
LaVerdi: Ensemble LaBarocca
Milan, Italy

Händel: Il Pastor Fido (as Silvio)
Parnassus Arts Productions
Halle Händelfestspiele (Bad Lauchstädt, Germany)

Händel: Alcina (as Ruggiero)
Lautten Compagney
Halle Händelfestspiele (Bad Lauchstädt, Germany)
Stadttheater Schaffhausen  (Schaffhausen, Switzerland)

Vinci: Gismondo, Re di Polonia (as Ermanno)
Parnassus Arts Productions (Warsaw, Poland)

Britten: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (as Oberon) *cover
Wiener Staatstoper (Vienna, Austria)

Händel: Rinaldo (as Rinaldo)
Lautten Compagney (Köln, Kempten, Olten, Germany)

2020

Händel: Agrippina (as Narciso) *cover
The Metropolitan Opera

Dove: Flight (as the Refugee)
Oldenburgisches Staatstheater

2021

Hasse: Cajo Fabrizio (as Turio)
Parnassus Arts Productions

2022

Händel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto (as Tolomeo)
Co-Production: Nederlandse Reisopera and Göttingen Händelfestspiele